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Late Autumn (Dual Format Edition) Late Autumn (Dual Format Edition)

Comedy turns to pathos in Yasujiro Ozu's tale of a group of businessmen who conspire to match-make for a widow and her daughter.

Comedy turns to pathos in Yasujiro Ozu's tale of a group of businessmen who conspire to match-make for a widow and her daughter.

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When college nostalgia inspires a group of middle-aged businessmen to match-make for the widow – played with measured dignity by Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story) – of one of their friends and her daughter, they have no idea of the strife their careless interference will cause. Late Autumn's examination of familial upheaval moves effortlessly from comedy to pathos and is amongst the finest of legendary director Yasujiro Ozu's post-war films.

Included here is the surviving version of Ozu's moving silent drama A Mother Should Be Loved. Missing both first and last reels the incomplete film nevertheless achieves a dramatic intensity in its portrayal of Sadao, a young man struggling to deal with a disturbing family secret.

When college nostalgia inspires a group of middle-aged businessmen to match-make for the widow – played with measured dignity by Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story) – of one of their friends and her daughter, they have no idea of the strife their careless interference will cause. Late Autumn's examination of familial upheaval moves effortlessly from comedy to pathos and is amongst the finest of legendary director Yasujiro Ozu's post-war films.

Included here is the surviving version of Ozu's moving silent drama A Mother Should Be Loved. Missing both first and last reels the incomplete film nevertheless achieves a dramatic intensity in its portrayal of Sadao, a young man struggling to deal with a disturbing family secret.

Extras

  • Optional score for A Mother Should be Loved by composer Ed Hughes, commissionedexclusively for the BFI
  • Fully illustrated booklet with a newly commissioned essay by Asian cinema expert Alexander Jacoby
  • New and improved English subtitles

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SKU 5035673010730
Catalogue Number BFIB1073
Subtitle A film by Yasujiro Ozu
Product contents
  • Optional score for A Mother Should be Loved by composer Ed Hughes, commissioned exclusively for the BFI.
  • Fully illustrated booklet with a newly commissioned essay by Asian cinema expert Alexander Jacoby.
  • New and improved English
Year 1934 , 1960
Director Ozu, Yasujiro
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour and Black/white
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 129
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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