Kirschblüten und rote Bohnen
Kawase Naomi
Japan, FRA, DEU 2015
113 min

Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki – pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. But Tokue proves to have magic in her hands when it comes to making “an”. Thanks to her secret recipe, the little business soon flourishes. And with time, Sentaro and Tokue will open their hearts to reveal old wounds. 
“Sometimes an impenetrable silence engulfs us. And yet, the joy resulting from commitment and connection to the world allows us to better appreciate its changes and evolution. Through this film, I therefore wish to reveal and underline the joy we are able to feel at these precise moments.” (Kawase Naomi)

  • Kirin Kiki - Tokue
  • Nagase Masatosh - Sentaro
  • Uchida Kyara - Wakana
  • Asada Miyoko - Shopkeeper
  • Kawase Naomi
  • Akiyama Shigeki
  • Mori Eiji
  • Tina Baz
  • David Hadjadj
  • Heya Kyoko
Twenty Twenty Vision, Comme des cinémas, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Aeon Entertainment, Kumie, Poplar Publishing, Hakuhoho, Elephant House, The Asahi Shimbun Company, Mam, ZDF/Arte


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