Sweet Bean

Still from Sweet Bean

Friday, 04 May 2018: Sweet Bean

Friday, 04 May 2018, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Naomi Kawase, Japan 2015, 113 mins, PG

β€œAn 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

Further reading

  1. The New York Times
  2. Los Angeles Times
  3. San Francisco Chronicle