Directed by Naomi Kawase • 2015 • Japan
Sweet Bean is a heart-warming tale of food and friendship in contemporary Japan. Naomi Kawase's feature premiered at Cannes.
Steeped in rich sensorial detail, and attuned to both the passing rhythms of nature and the simple pleasures of life, Sweet Bean is a heart-warming tale of food and friendship in contemporary Japan. Celebrated filmmaker Naomi Kawase's ninth narrative feature premiered at Cannes, Rotterdam; São Paulo, where it won the Audience Award; and Valladolid, where it won Best Director. Sweet Bean is a New York Times Critics' Pick.