Thornbury Picture House: Sweet Bean
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
A dorayaki is a sort of double mini-pancake, filled with bean paste.
The film takes place in the twelve month period between the cherry blossom seasons. Sentaro, a quiet man in his thirties, sells dorayaki in a fast food stand. One day, Tokue a woman in her seventies brings him a plastic box filled with home-made bean paste, because she doesn't like the industrial vesion Sentaro uses for his dorayaki. At her request, Sentaro hesitantly hires her as an expert bean paste-maker, and from then on, business booms until rumours start circulating about the dark secret in Tokue's past.
Check the website below for details or pick up the season's brochure from Thornbury Town Hall. TPH Membership for the whole season of eleven films costs £27.50 or you can see each film for £5 on the door.