• Japan
  • 1957
  • 141 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
  •  

One of Ozu’s most piercing portraits of family strife, Tokyo Twilight follows the parallel paths of two sisters contending with an absent mother, unwanted pregnancy, and marital discord.

Cast

Takako NumataSetsuko Hara
Akiko SugiyamaIneko Arima
Shukichi SugiyamaChishu Ryu
Kisako Soma Isuzu Yamada
Noburo KawaguchiTeiji Takahashi
Kenji Kimura Masami Taura
Shigeko TakeuchiHaruko Sugimura
Seki Sekiguchi So Yamamura

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Film Essays

Eclipse Series 3: Late Ozu

By Michael Koresky June 18, 2007

Yasujiro Ozu had already directed forty-five features by the time he started work on Early Spring, in 1955, but the artistic and commercial success of his previous film, Tokyo Story (1953), had . . . Read more »

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