*An (Sweet Bean).* 2015. Japan/France/Germany. Directed by Naomi Kawase. Courtesy of Kumie Inc.

An (Sweet Bean). 2015. Japan/France/Germany. Directed by Naomi Kawase. Based on the novel by Durian Sukegawa. With Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida. In Japanese; English subtitles. 113 min.

An older woman named Tokue appears one day to lend a helping hand to Sentaro, the struggling manager of a small shop specializing in Dorayaki (a Japanese pastry filled with sweet bean paste). Wakana, a serious schoolgirl who wants some company, is also drawn to the brooding Sentaro. When customers start lining up for Tokue’s delicious recipe, the shop’s success—and a rumor about Tokue—have ripple effects that bring unexpected challenges—and bring the lives of these three loners even closer. Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

  1. Wednesday, July 13, 2016,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Monday, July 4, 2016,
    7:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies Naomi Kawase.