Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Revival: Late Spring

Don't miss Yasujiro Ozu's "LATE SPRING" this coming week at the Charles.

Saturday, May 15 at Noon
Monday, May 17 at 7 PM
Thursday, May 20 at 9 PM

LATE SPRING (Banshun) 1949 Yasujiro Ozu. Chishű Ryű, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura, Hohi Aoki. In Japanse with English subtitles. 108m. bw.

"(Yasujiro Ozu is) one of the film directors from whom I received my deepest inspiration."
—Jim Jarmusch

"(Ozu) elevated film, the art form of the 20th century, to its most beautiful form—one that cannot be imitated or repeated. For me his work is something of a cinematic shrine.... His is the most universal film language that I know." —Wim Wenders

One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, Late Spring 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—almost alone justifying Ozu’s inclusion in the pantheon of cinema’s greatest directors. (Criterion Collection)

"...if there were something like a sacred treasure of the cinema, then for me that would have to be the work of the Japanese director, Yasujiro Ozu." —Wim Wenders

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