• Japan
  • 1960
  • 128 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
  •  

The great actress and Ozu regular Setsuko Hara plays a mother gently trying to persuade her daughter to marry in this glowing portrait of family love and conflict—a reworking of Ozu’s 1949 masterpiece Late Spring.

Cast

Akiko MiwaSetsuko Hara
AyakoYoko Tsukasa
Yuriko Sasaki Mariko Okada
Shotaro GotoKeiji Sata
Soichi MamiyaShin Saburi
FumikoSadako Sawamaru
MichikoMiyuki Kuwano
TadaoMasahiko Shimazu
Shukichi MiwaChishu Ryu

Credits

DirectorYasujiro Ozu
ScreenplayYasujiro Ozu and Kogo Noda
Based on the novel byTon Satomi
CinematographyYuharu Atsuta
Art directionTatsuo Hamada
MusicKojun Saito
EditingYoshiyasu Hamamura

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