Late Spring [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs]

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Veteran Japanese writer/director Yasujiro Ozu's second postwar production was 1949's Late Spring or Banshun. Chisu Ryu plays another of Ozu's realistic middle-class types, this time a widower with a marriageable daughter. Not wishing to see the girl resign herself to spinsterhood, Ryu pretends that he himself is about to be married. The game plan is to convince the daughter that they'll be no room for her at home, thus forcing her to seek comfort and joy elsewhere. What makes this homey little domestic episode work is the rapport between Chisu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, who plays the daughter. Late Spring is no facile Hollywood farce; we like these people, believe in them, and wish them the best. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
5/9/06 
Studio
Criterion
Length
1 hour, 48 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • Disc One:
  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by Richard Peña, program director of New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Disc Two:
  • Tokyo-GA (1985, 92 Mins.), legendary director Wim Wenders's tribute to Yasujiro Ozu
  • Plus: A booklet featuring new essays by critic Michael Atkinson and renowned Japanese-film historian Donald Richie
Number of Discs
2

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