Late Spring

Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27, 2019

One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, LATE SPRING (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan, which remains as potent today as ever—and a strong justification for its maker’s inclusion in the pantheon of cinema’s greatest directors. – Janus Films

Screening as part of our Spring 2019 season of “Weekend Classics: Love, Mom and Dad.”

  • Country Japan
  • Year 1949
  • Running Time 108 minutes
  • Director Yasujiro Ozu
  • Writer Kazuo Hirotsu (novel), Kogo Noda (screenplay), Yasujiro Ozu (screenplay)
  • Editor Yoshiyasu Hamamura
  • Cinematographer Yuharu Atsuta
  • Cast Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura