Directed by Naomi Kawase
Sweet Bean is a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When seventy-six-year-old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. With Tokue's new home cooked sweet bean paste recipe, Sentaro's business begins to flourish, but Tokue is afflicted with an illness that, once revealed, drives her into isolation once again.
Sweet Bean- New York Times Critics' Pick review
"Warm and unusually crowd-pleasing." -The Village Voice
"Naomi Kawase's gentle study of life, loss and confectionery is easily the Japanese auteur's most accessible work to date." -Variety
"Delightful, unfashionably earnest and, at its best, very moving." -Pop Matters
Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing Sweet Bean to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
“Bruno Dumont… rips furiously into the Internet-juiced mediascape in his new film, France.” –' @tnyfrontrow' //…' https://t.co/azCbRcbeR5'
RT' @FilmLinc': Bruno Dumont's FRANCE is tragicomic and deliciously ambivalent—a very 21st-century treatment of the difficulty of maintaining…
RT' @tnyfrontrow': Watched Bruno Dumont's France (opening this Friday) again, and this time it came in at a slightly different, and illuminat…
Bill Morrison’s latest cinematic meditation on the lost histories that endure on celluloid, The Village Detective:…' https://t.co/EdTspYfSCV'
RT' @kino_cult': Filmed in the California desert, THE FRONTIER (2015) weaves elements of classic noir, American western, and the hard-boiled…
RT' @GeekGabNews': Artistically innovative & emotionally gripping, #OrsonWelles classic #NOIR will be a visual treat, when #TouchOfEvil comes…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming February 15th on 4KUHD and Blu-ray! Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958) 3-Disc Special Editions Loaded with Ext…
Thrilled to have George Schmalz join our team to oversee our ever-growing repertory library of 800+ films and conti…' https://t.co/sGoB5VzAkH'
RT' @kindertrauma': Made for TV horror is the foundation of my fandom so couldn’t pass up SCREAM PRETTY PEGGY(‘73) & THE VICTIM (‘72) from @…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.