The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with L’ipéen will present what is considered one of the best movies in the history of cinema. On the British Film Institute’s famous list of ”The Greatest Films of All Time” Late Spring by Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu appears in 15th place.
Noriko, is 27 years old and still not married and lives relatively happy with her father, yet he would like to see her take a husband. Noriko, meanwhile, is afraid to let her father live alone.
As is often the case with Ozu cinema, Late Spring behind a simple premise gives us a portrait of Japan from the post-war period. This is the first film of the last period of Ozu’s career which is known as his mature periode. He spent more than twenty years perfecting his style and Late Spring and all the films that followed it are true masterpieces. This movie also opens an informal trilogy, the ”Noriko trilogy” with actress Setsuko Hara. The other two films are Early Spring and Tokyo Story. It goes without saying that we plan to present the other two films soon.
In Japanese with English subtitles
May 31st – 9 p.m. at City Cinema; admission $10