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Sweet Bean

UK Release Date Friday, 05 August 2016
Certificate PG
Director Naomi Kawase
Cast Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida
Distributor Eureka Entertainment


Sweet Bean (aka An), the heartbreakingly beautiful film and “ode to the simple joys in life” from director Naomi Kawase (The Mourning ForestStill the Water), will be released in selected cinemas & available on VOD from 5 August 2016, ahead of its Masters of Cinema release in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 22 August 2016.

Struggling street food vendor Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) finds himself confronted with Tokue (Kirin Kiki), an odd but sympathetic elderly lady looking for work. When he reluctantly accepts, it’s not long before Tokue proves to have an extraordinary gift when it comes to making “an” – the sweet red bean paste filling used in his dorayakis – which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food.

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