Dir. Yasujiro Ozu (1957).
Ozu went for baroque in this chastely lurid family melodrama—replete with abortion, suicide, adultery, and all manner of marital difficulties. Not his best movie, but fascinating for its evident (and subsequently abandoned) attempt to keep up with the frankness of Japan’s mid ‘50s new wave.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 15, 2010