Rated Parental Guidance
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu, Japan
Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara,Yumeji Tsukioka
In Japanese with English Subtitles
Presented By: L’ipéen & The Charlottetown Film Society.
Admission $10, cash only, tickets at the door.
L'Ipéen, in collaboration with the Charlottetown Film Society, will present what is considered one of the best movies in the history of cinema. On the British Film Institute's famous list The Greatest Films of All Time, Japanese director Yasujirô Ozu's Late Spring appears in 15th place. Noriko, 27 years old and still not married, lives relatively happily with her father, yet he would like to see her take a husband. Noriko, meanwhile, is afraid to let her father live alone. As is often the case with Ozu cinema, Late Spring, behind a simple premise, gives us a portrait of Japan from the post-war period. This is the first film of the last period of his career, his mature period. He spent more than twenty years perfecting his style, Late Spring and all the films that will follow are true masterpieces. This movie also opens an informal trilogy, the "Noriko trilogy" with the actress Setsusko Hara, that will be followed by Early Spring and Tokyo Story ... it goes without saying that we plan to present the other two films soon.