An Autumn Afternoon
Dir. Yasijuro Ozu
Japan 1962 | Black & white | 190 mins | Cert U | Drama
Cast: Shima Iwashita, Chishu Rya, Keiji Sada
Yasujiro Ozu’s captivating final film, An Autumn Afternoon, displays the master director’s skills at their consummate best. Ozu regular Chishu Ryu (Tokyo Story) plays Shuhei Hirayama, a concerned father eager to find a husband for his faithful daughter Michiko (Shima Iwashita) before she sees out her days caring for him. A cast of colourful characters weave seamlessly in and out of the story, highlighting themes of loneliness and fear for the future with deep poignancy and ironic humour.
Available on: DVD
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