312 Sanford Hall

An The Sweet, Saltiness of Life 

Directed by Kawase Naomi, one of the leading film makers of today's Japan

The film adaptation of the identically titled Dorian Sukegawa novel by previous Cannes Film Festival award recipient, Kawase Naomi. Kiki Kirin exudes a compelling presence as a coarse sweet red bean paste arisan. Sentaro (Nagase Masatoshi), the manager of a shop selling dorayaki has entrusted the making of the coarse red mean paste to Tokue (Kiki Kirin), who asnwered a help wanted advertisement. The incrediblly delicious flavor boosts the store's business, but an unkind rumor causes Tokue to go away. 

Hosted by the Japanese Language Program, Comparative Literature Department