Chester Film Society Next Film

Sweet Bean
Japan
2015
113 mins
Director Naomi Kawase
Starring Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida
Cert PG
Subtitled

The owner of a dorayaki pancake stall, a man with a troubled past, is confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food.

“A subtle treat, Sweet Bean is an unusual and interesting gentle pleasure.” – Sunday Independent