VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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Kirschblüten und rote Bohnen

Kawase Naomi
Japan/F/D, 2015
Fiction, 113min, OmdU

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Kawase Naomi
Japan/F/D, 2015
Fiction, 113min, OmdU

Actors: 
Kirin Kiki
Tokue
Nagase Masatosh
Sentaro
Uchida Kyara
Wakana
Asada Miyoko
Shopkeeper
Screenplay: 
Kawase Naomi
Sound: 
Mori Eiji
Camera: 
Akiyama Shigeki
Editor: 
Tina Baz
Composer: 
David Hadjadj
Decoration: 
Heya Kyoko

Production: 
Twenty Twenty Vision, Comme des cinémas, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, Aeon Entertainment, Kumie, Poplar Publishing, Hakuhoho, Elephant House, The Asahi Shimbun Company, Mam, ZDF/Arte
World Sales: 
MK2
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih
Format: 
DCP

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)