Film reviews in 22 sentences (or less)
Today: Sweet Bean
„A small, reflective and beautiful tale about nature, friendship, discrimination, redemption, youth, illness and death that looks like a poetry coming to life.“
(The Two Cineasts)
Hi everybody, Sweet Bean has a lot more to offer than it meets the eye, far beyond being a film about (preparing) food. Even though this film and the dorayaki will whet your appetite.
It's quite fascinating how An (the original title meaning Bean Paste) absorbed my attention as the storyline that revolves around three loners all drawn together in a dorayaki shop couldn't be simpler, a real slice-of-life with an realistic approach and much to give and share under the fluffy, soft, sweet…