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An (Sweet Bean, 2015, Japan/France/Germany) 113 mins, cert. PG – subtitled
Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 7:30 pm
Director: Naomi Kawase
Starring: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida
‘An’ is a red-bean paste used to fill the pancakes sold by Sentaro in his diner. A man clearly disappointed with life, he is bemused when an old lady called Tokue not only volunteers to help him cook, but shares her secret recipe for her home-made paste…
When Tokue disappears, Sentaro and a lonely schoolgirl who has befriended the old woman, try to find her. In the process, they uncover a shameful aspect of recent Japanese history.
Kawase’s film is a sweet confection about much more than simply street food…
Review (New York Times) is here
and the Trailer is below:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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