In honor of the great German émigré director’s birthday, here’s a short, quotable clip from the 1979 BBC documentary Behind the Mirror: A Profile of Douglas Sirk, more excerpts of which can be found on our release of All That Heaven Allows.
“It was odd for me to be sadden by this news; she stopped acting far before I was born. However, I remember the first time I saw Late Spring, maybe it was Ozu's direction, but it was Hara's beauty . . .”