Box Office Competition is open for AN!
Anyone who buys a ticket to the film and enters the competition at the box office will go in the draw to win a hamper valued at $200 including a selection of Japanese gourmet ingredients, sushi rolling mat, chopsticks, Japanese serving bowls, a $50 voucher to Kumo Izakaya restaurant and a copy of cultural travel guide, Tokyo Precincts. SECOND PRIZE WINNER will also win a copy of Tokyo Precincts (valued at $39.99).Middle-aged Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis - pastries filled with sweet red bean paste ("an"). It’s not a job that gives him much satisfaction. When an eccentric elderly lady, Tokue (Kirin Kiki), answers his ad for a kitchen assistant, he reluctantly gives her the job. But Tokue proves to have magic in her hands when it comes to making tasty an. Thanks to her secret recipe, the little business soon flourishes. But Sentaro and Tokue both have old wounds that have yet to heal and are floating to the surface in the face of each new success.
Prolific Japanese auteur Naomi Kawase surprises with her latest Un Certain Regard-nominated film, a bittersweet tale of new beginnings, past mistakes and cherry blossom.
Venue: Cinema Nova
Session Dates: available at Cinema Nova website
Booking: available at Cinema Nova website