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Autumn Afternoon, An (Dual Format Edition) Autumn Afternoon, An (Dual Format Edition)

Yasujiro Ozu's elegiac final film charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth.

Yasujiro Ozu's elegiac final film charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth.

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Yasujiro Ozu's elegiac final film, An Autumn Afternoon, charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth. Revisiting the story of his earlier masterpiece Late Spring (1949), Ozu once again casts Chishu Ryu in the role of Hirayama, the concerned father to unmarried Michiko. Harangued on all sides to marry off Michiko, Hirayama reluctantly prepares to bid his old life farewell. A cast of tragi-comic characters weaves seamlessly through this gently satirical portrayal of lifes inevitable, endless cycle.

Ozu's rarely seen post-war melodrama, A Hen in the Wind, is also included here. In a Japan recently devastated by World War II a devoted, near-destitute mother turns to prostitution to pay medical bills when her son falls dangerously ill.

Yasujiro Ozu's elegiac final film, An Autumn Afternoon, charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth. Revisiting the story of his earlier masterpiece Late Spring (1949), Ozu once again casts Chishu Ryu in the role of Hirayama, the concerned father to unmarried Michiko. Harangued on all sides to marry off Michiko, Hirayama reluctantly prepares to bid his old life farewell. A cast of tragi-comic characters weaves seamlessly through this gently satirical portrayal of lifes inevitable, endless cycle.

Ozu's rarely seen post-war melodrama, A Hen in the Wind, is also included here. In a Japan recently devastated by World War II a devoted, near-destitute mother turns to prostitution to pay medical bills when her son falls dangerously ill.

Extras

  • Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays by Kyoko Hirano and Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • New and improved English subtitles
  • Standard Definition and High Definition presentation of An Autumn Afternoon (DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Standard Definition presentation of A Hen in the Wind (DVD only)

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SKU 5035673010723
Catalogue Number BFIB1072
Subtitle A film by Yasujiro Ozu
Product contents
  • Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays by Kyoko Hirano and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
  • New and improved English subtitles.
  • Standard Definition and High Definition presentation of An Autumn Afternoon (DVD &&nbs
Year 1962
Director Ozu, Yasujiro
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 113
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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