sweet red bean paste

Yesterday, hubby & I had a whole afternoon for ourselves, my mom staying with the boys. We went to a fine restaurant, walked in the sunshine (after a very rainy morning), had a cappuccino/latte somewhere else, wandered in the streets of Montpellier & then, at the end of the day, went to the cinema to watch a film I had been recommended.

The film was "Sweet Red Bean Paste" (or "An / あん " in Japanese), a 2015 Japanese dram film directed by Naomi Kawase. Sweet red bean paste is used as filling in dorayaki, which are small circular pancake sandwiches.

I'll let you read the wiki article about it, but I would like you not to let you be influenced by critics. You obviously have to enjoy Japan, to appreciate all things simple & slow, to be fully aware of impermanence, of the delicacy & fragility of life and the reality of death, in order to fully enjoy the film. If you are sensitive to none of these, maybe this film is not for you. But, I'll recommend anyone to go see it if possible.

Here is a trailer, if you want to have a look :

I loved it, so did hubby, and I wanted to share it with you, just like the way someone shared it with me. It's a film that makes you want to share it.

Have a lovely day !