Film

Late Spring

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

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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.

Additional Info

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