Original title: Banshun
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Cast: Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura
Japan 1949 | Black & white | 108 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD
Ozu’s hugely influential and award-winning Late Spring is a tender meditation on family politics, sacrifice and the status quo. Noriko and her father, Professor Somiya live together in perfect harmony, but old certainties are put at risk when an interfering aunt raises the question of marriage. Introducing Ozu’s popular Noriko character, Late Spring poignantly examines the gradual compromise between modernity and tradition.