Films directed by Naomi Kawase

Sweet Bean

By David Jenkins

Generations collide in this eccentric cookery-themed comedy drama from Japanese director Naomi Kawase.


Still the Water

By David Jenkins

This Japanese teen love story from Naomi Kawase is mired in emo histrionics and limp drama.


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