1949, Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 108 min.
With Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara
- Fri, Sep 27th 3:45pm
- Tue, Oct 1st 6:00pm
One of Ozu’s best-loved films, LATE SPRING initiates his mature period and the cycle of marrying-off-the-daughter plots that dominate his late work. In their quintessential roles, Chishu Ryu plays an aging professor, and Setsuko Hara is the dutiful daughter whose reluctance to marry moves her father to play a trick on her. The final scene, keyed on an apple peel, breaking waves, and a father’s tears, is one of Ozu’s most poetic and poignant. In Japanese with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)