Director: Naomi Kawase, Japan 2015, 113 mins, PG
“An ode to the simple joys of life.” The Hollywood Reporter
When struggling street-baker Sentaro agrees to employ an elderly lady to help him out, she teaches him how to make her truly magical bean paste – and his little shop starts to flourish. A poignant relationship develops and a story of isolation in modern Japanese society unfolds.
"The movie, beautifully shot and acted, earns its ultimate sense of hope by confronting real heartbreak head-on, and with compassion." Glenn Kenny, The New York Times