7 June 2016

Ode To The In The Simple Joys Of Life With Naomi Kawase's Sweet Bean UK Trailer

When Eureka Entertainment release new films through their Masters of Cinema brand, they have to be something truly special. They may have found that gem in Sweat Bean,the heartbreakingly beautiful film and “ode to the simple joys in life” from director Naomi Kawase.

One of the most acclaimed figures in modern Japanese cinema, Naomi Kawase followed up her remarkable 2014 Still the Water with Sweet Bean [An], a small-town drama of culinary redemption, which opened the prestigious Un Certain Regard strain of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Check out the film's UK trailer Eureka have sent us...

Struggling street food vendor Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) finds himself confronted with Tokue (Kirin Kiki), an odd but sympathetic elderly lady looking for work. When he reluctantly accepts, it’s not long before Tokue proves to have an extraordinary gift when it comes to making “an” – the sweet red bean paste filling used in his dorayakis – which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food.

With Sweet Bean, Kawase again focuses on people at the periphery of Japanese society and investigates their place in the flow of life itself. Using cookery to explore her perennial theme of communion with nature, Kawase also poignantly addresses the discrimination that condemns many like Tokue to live their lives segregated from the rest of society. Beautifully shot and quietly moving, Sweet Bean is a humble masterpiece from a singularly accomplished filmmaker. The Masters of
Cinema Series is proud to present the film for the first time in the UK..

Sweet Bean is set for a limited cinema release in the UK on 5th August, which will include a Video On Demand release too. Then Sweet Bean [An] (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition available to order from 22nd August [Order Here]

The home release will include...

· High-definition presentation on the Blu-ray

· Optional English subtitles

· A new, exclusive video interview with Naomi Kawase

· Theatrical trailer

· A 32-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by critic Philip Kemp; an interview and statement from Kawase, and production images.

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