Film Series

Saturday, November 03, 2007
Late Spring

Part of True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography

Date + Time

Saturday, November 03, 2007
3:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


1949, 108 min.
Direction: Yasujiro Ozu
Cinematography: Yuharu Atsuta

Starring Setsuko Hara and Chishu Ryu - Ozu's favorite actors - Late Spring tells the story of the relationship between a widowed father and his grown-up daughter as she prepares for marriage. It is a film about love and loss, and the tensions between tradition and modernity in postwar Japan. Along with Tokyo Story, it is Ozu's greatest work - a quiet and deep meditation on family emotions and social forces. Atsuta was Ozu's regular director of photography; their work together is distinctive for its use of low angles, 360-degree filming of groups of characters, and other techniques that bring the viewer into the intimacy of scenes.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with Museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography is generously supported by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.

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