Yasujiro Ozu’s elegiac final film, An Autumn Afternoon, charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth.
A wonderfully poised ensemble work which presents the intricacies and contradictions of three generations who have lived through the end of an era and are looking towards the new.
When college nostalgia inspires a group of middle-aged businessmen to match-make for the widow – played with measured dignity by Setsuko Hara (Toky
Yasijiro Ozu’s hugely influential award-winning masterpiece is a tender meditation on family politics, sacrifice and the status quo.
Rare, silent works mixing the thrills of western filmmaking with compositions that served as a forerunner to Ozu’s renowned, mature, post-war style.
A constant fixture in critics’ polls, Yasujiro Ozu’s most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret.