CANNES, DAY 2 | Naomi Kawase’s AN

A Japan/France/Germany co-production
Nagase Masatoshi, Kiki Kirin and Uchida Kiyara
Directed by Naomi Kawase

Sentaro (Nagase Matasoshi) runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis, Japanese pastries filled with sweet red bean paste called “an”. When an old lady, Tokue (Kiki Kirin), offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. But Tokue proves to be quite skilled at making “an." Thanks to a recipe she's taken half a century to perfect, the dorayaki counter takes off. But not everything is coming up ... more >