An Autumn Afternoon

Dir. Yasujiro Ozu (1962). The Japanese master’s final movie, another tale of a single parent marrying off a diffident daughter, sums up most of late career concerns. The father, played by Ozu regular Chishu Ryu, is a former World War II naval officer; his other children are disconcertingly westernized; his old teacher is an unhappy alcoholic. The movie is a comedy and the images are often stunningly beautiful.
Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: Nov. 5. Continues through Nov. 7, 2010

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