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Sweet Bean / Les délices de Tokyo (あん) opens August 5

This film will open on August 5, 2016 at Cinema du Parc in Montreal, where it will have English subtitles. It will also play at Cinema Beaubien with French subtitles.

This understated drama is about a maker of doriyaki, a popular Japanese sweet snack (which is favored by a famous earless robotic cat). While his pancake is good, his red bean paste filler is only passable. He puts up a job posting for a helper, which attracts an elderly lady who has an excellent red bean paste recipe. This female director Naomi Kawase is fairly well known on the film festival circuit but her works have not gone beyond that until this movie.

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Longtime fan of East Asian films. Former "movie reporter" on the music radio show / podcast "Beats From The East" broadcasted on Concordia University's CJLO 1690AM radio station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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