Yasujirō Ozu, Early Spring, 1956 (still); image: courtesy Photofest

Early Spring

Friday, Mar 13, 2020

2 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$5 Members

$12 General

In his 1956 drama, Early Spring, Yasujirō Ozu presents a bracing portrait of postwar Japan through the experiences of a war veteran turned company office worker in Tokyo, who becomes increasingly dissatisfied with his life and begins an affair with a younger colleague. Against the backdrop of a society broken by war, Ozu explores the relationship of a young couple as they process their own traumas and struggle to rediscover common ground. This mysterious and fragmented film plays on familiar themes for Ozu: the passage of time and the struggles of a society to survive sudden and devastating changes.

Film Details

Director: Yasujirō Ozu

Year: 1956

Running time: 144 min

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

Format: 35mm

Screens courtesy: Janus Films

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