Drama • 1949 • 1 hr 50 min
It takes awhile to get Ozu’s rhythm but once you do it’s and incredibly moving film that plays like any tragedy from a modern perspective.
Another beautiful piece of cinema by Mr. Ozu. Ryu and Hara have perfect on-screen chemistry and their relationship is genuinely touching.
Like most Ozu films, the beauty relies on the simplicity of the story and theme in general.
A fully realized character study and critique on marriage, along with learning to come to terms with being alone
Emotional film about the relationship between a father and daughter when she meets a man to marry. Beautiful visuals and very well written
Ozu’s Late Spring is a masterpiece that garners endless unpacking through its methodically intricate presentation of the human condition.
The first Ozu's film I watched, and it was make me in tears.
Not that great. The acting, cinematography, staging, and writing are all fine, but, to me, it feels like Ozu firing on all cylinders here.
I wasn't a fan. I think I'll have to rewatch it, but I found it fairly boring and uneventful
Still crying... Really messed me up emotionally. Noh scene was very powerful.
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