+ intro by Dr Jinhee Choi (King’s College London)
A gentle, insightful film from Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu about a widowed professor wanting to marry off his daughter.
Dir Yasujiro Oz
With Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji, Tsukioka
This wondrously gentle and insightful study of the tensions that develop, almost unnoticed, between a widowed professor and his daughter when he’s persuaded she should get married, typifies Ozu’s ‘mature’ style: a simple, largely de-dramatised story of family life; naturalistic, seemingly trivial ‘everyday’ dialogue; meticulously composed, calmly observational images shot with a static camera; and a close attention to the smallest, subtlest telling details.
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