Late Spring

Late Spring

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1949 • Japan

One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu's family portraits, Late Spring (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan, which remains as potent today as ever, and a strong justification for its maker's inclusion in the pantheon of cinema's greatest directors.

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Late Spring
  • Late Spring

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1949 • Japan

    One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu's family portraits, Late Spring (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of...

Extras

  • LATE SPRING Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in New York in 2004, features Richard Peña, program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and an associate professor at Columbia University.

  • Tokyo-ga

    On the streets of Tokyo and in meetings with some of Yasujiro Ozu’s legendary collaborators, renowned director Wim Wenders (PARIS, TEXAS) explores the world of Ozu, whom Wenders considers “a sacred treasure of cinema.”