SWEET BEAN [Japan] – Thursday 8 December, 8pm

By February 1, 2016 archive, Season 15 films

We are very honoured that Mr. Yuichi Yamada, First Secretary, Press and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Ireland, will attend the screening as a special guest of Cork Cine Club and introduce the film.  

A lonely baker’s life and business are reinvigorated when he hires an elderly woman with an uncanny culinary skill and a mysterious communion with nature, in this graceful, quietly moving drama from Japan’s Naomi Kawase.

Adapted from the novel by Durian Sukegawa, the film by is a graceful ode to the invisible essences of existence — to the beauty and joy we can discover once we learn to listen to nature and feel the life that is coursing through and all around us.   Compassion and hope triumph over heartbreak in this quietly moving drama.

The movie, beautifully shot and acted, earns its ultimate sense of hope by confronting real heartbreak head-on, and with compassion – The New York Times Critic’s Pick

A movie about food and the joys of a good day’s work.RogerEbert.Com

Click here for The Irish Times review.

Japan, 2015 | Language: Japanese | 113 minutes | Cert: TBC

Director: Naomi Kawase

Starring: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida