An Autumn Afternoon

An Autumn Afternoon

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1962 • Japan

The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man's dignifed resignation to life's shifting currents and society's modernization. Though the widower Shuhei (frequent Ozu leading man Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years with his grown daughter, a series of events leads him to accept and encourage her marriage and departure from their home. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master's films, An Autumn Afternoon is one of cinema's fondest farewells.

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An Autumn Afternoon
  • An Autumn Afternoon

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1962 • Japan

    The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man's dignifed resignation to life's shifting currents and society's modernization. Though the widower Shuhei (frequent Ozu leading man Chishu Ryu) has been ...

Extras

  • AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 2005, features David Bordwell, author of “Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema.”

  • “Ciné regards”: AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON

    In these short excerpts from the November 26, 1978, episode of “Ciné regards,” critic Michel Ciment and writer Georges Perec look at the ways Yasujiro Ozu’s filmmaking style changed over the course of his career. They focus in particular on his AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON (a.k.a. THE TASTE OF SAKE).

  • Theatrical Trailer 2