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Late Spring (Banshun) (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949)
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:22:PM »

“Late Spring” was one of Yasujiro Ozu’s early works which fits in the Shomingeki genre that typically deals with the lives of simple middle-class folk in post war Japan. Simplicity and minimalism were his hallmark and this one, considered amongst his best works, is a perfect example. The plot revolves around the relationship between a father and a daughter who is reluctant to get married, as that would mean leaving her widowed father all alone. This was the first of many films of Ozu’s that starred the ethereal Setsuko Hara as a character named Noriko. The film also starts Ozu regular Chisu Ryu as the father.