Sweet Bean (2015) (Japanese)

The plot :   The manager and cook at a doriyaki shop (doriyaki = two pancakes with a filling between them) seems stuck in a rut, trapped by debt. A kindly old woman shows up with a homemade bean recipe that will surely boost sales. A young student whose closest friend is a canary finds refuge at the shop with the strange woman as a surrogate mother.  The woman will offer them both a new way to look at life. 

This film is like a cherry blossom, small, simple, delicate, gorgeous, uplifting. 

Link to preview on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4298958/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 

 

 

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