An (Sweet Bean, 2015, Japan/France/Germany) 113 mins, cert. PG – subtitled

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Director: Naomi Kawase    
Starring: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida

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‘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…

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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:

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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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