(1960) Late Autumn
Another ‘marriage picture’ by Ozu, and this time it is three old men coniving to marry off the daughter of an old friend. But, the girl’s mother is a widow and she doesn’t want to leave her mother alone, and has convinced herself that she prefers life with her mom to any kind of future life with a husband and children. We’ve seen this before in Ozu’s Late Spring, a much more potent film. This film is a little less heavy, and a little more humorous with a touch of ‘A comedy of errors’ thrown in. In the end this is a good film, typical Ozu, but there is nothing in it that makes it truly stand out for me above any of his other films. One that I will watch again someday, but not any time soon, this film is a little bit forgetable. Ps. I would like to make special mention of the colors in this film, which were just sumptuous, and the beautiful and sublime score.