The Moon Has Risen
Tsuki wa noborinu
A bright comedy about love and family.
Chishû Ryû, Shuji Sano, Hisako Yamane
Japan 1955. 102min
Working from a script gifted by friend and mentor Yasujirô Ozu, Tanaka crafted a bright comedy about love and family. It features a terrific ensemble cast, including popular it-girl Mie Kitahara as the jaunty matchmaking daughter and Ozu regular Chishû Ryû as the cheerful widower who observes his daughters navigating the path to love and a society moving toward modernity.