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AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON (1962)

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Deptford Cinema presents a retrospective of the indelible Japanese auteur Yasujirô Ozu.

"The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization. Though the widower Shuhei (frequent Ozu leading man Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years with his grown daughter, a series of events leads him to accept and encourage her marriage and departure from their home. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master’s films, An Autumn Afternoon is one of cinema’s fondest farewells." The Criterion Collection

We bid farewell to our retrospective with Ozu’s elegiac swan song. An Autumn Afternoon demonstrates an exquisite refinement of style and contains all the major his themes of his previous work. A multi-layered and deeply moving family drama.

It is a film in a superbly composed minor key.
— Peter Bradshaw
The fatal bargain of old age has rarely been observed as sharply as in Yasujiro Ozu’s last film, from 1962.
— Richard Brody, New Yorker

 

  • Director: Yasujirô O zu 
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 1962
  • Film Rating: PG
  • Run-time: 113 min
  • Tickets £6/£4.50 conc
  • Doors 7pm
  • Film 7.30pm