Movie Review Sweet Bean: A Film as Sweet as Bean Paste

Something about ‘An’ is sympathetic, even intriguing, mainly because of the sense that it emerges from the subtlety, restraint and toughness of the Japanese soul

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It’s been a long time since a movie – even a Japanese one – has shown us as many cherry blossoms as “An,” the new film by Naomi Kawase; it is indeed a beautiful sight. Nature often plays a central part in the...