Sweet BeanThe film centres around Sentaro, a middle-aged manager whose business takes off when he hires an eccentric 76-year-old woman who specializes in making dorayaki pancakes.Genre: DramaCountry: Japan, FranceDuration: 113 minQuality: HDRelease: 2015IMDb: 7.3
Actors of "Sweet Bean"
Directors of "Sweet Bean"Naomi KawaseBirthdate: 30 May 1969, Nara, Japan
Creators of "Sweet Bean"Durian SukegawaNaomi KawaseBirthdate: 30 May 1969, Nara, Japan
Critic Reviews of "Sweet Bean"Los Angeles TimesApril 08, 2016
Its sentimentality is tempered by the elegant restraint of the fine lead performances.Wall Street JournalApril 07, 2016
Ms. Kawase's sweet, slow film -- very slow, I'm obliged to say -- becomes a meditation on solitary lives lived at the margins of society; on old age, and on the urgency of telling our stories, which may sometimes include recipes.Chicago ReaderApril 07, 2016
Ultimately Kawase is more interested in charting emotional and sensory landscapes than in thinking through any narrative thread, yet there's something to be said for the movie's sincerity and simple beauty.San Francisco ChronicleApril 07, 2016
Kawase handles the material delicately and skillfully, and Kirin - a one-time ingenue actress whose first important film was in one of the early "Tora-san" movies - hits all the right notes.Christian Science MonitorMarch 18, 2016
A delicate little fable that creeps up on you. It seems slight at first, but it's held together by a performance from the veteran actress Kirin KikiNew York TimesMarch 18, 2016
The movie, beautifully shot and acted, earns its ultimate sense of hope by confronting real heartbreak head-on, and with compassion.Film Ireland MagazineJanuary 03, 2017
Sweet Bean is a film that does its conventions right but gives nothing impactful as a result.MovieMailDecember 13, 2016
Sweet Bean senses how even the tiniest change in the basic ingredients of one's life can yield considerable rewards.Brooklyn MagazineNovember 15, 2016
Echoes of classic Japanese cinema resound all over Sweet Bean, but its tugs at the heartstrings feel calculated in a way that Ozu's and Naruse's never did.Irish TimesAugust 09, 2016
Sweet Bean's gentle, quiet drama shares DNA with the work of Kawase's compatriot, Hirokazu Koreeda. Sweet by name, sweet by nature.Sunday Independent (Ireland)August 08, 2016
A subtle treat, Sweet Bean is an unusual and interesting gentle pleasure.
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