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Yasujiro Ozu's influential masterpiece is a tender meditation on family politics, sacrifice and the status quo.

Drama 1949 108 mins

Director: Yasujiro Ozu

Overview

Yasujiro Ozu's hugely influential award-winning masterpiece, Late Spring is a tender meditation on family politics, sacrifice and the status quo. Noiko (Setsuko Hara), and her father, Professor Somiya (Chishu Ryu), live together in perfect harmony but old certainties are put at risk when an interfering aunt raises the question of marriage. Introducing Ozu's popular Noriko character, Late Spring poignantly examines the gradual compromise between modernity and tradition.