Un splendide portrait de femme, incarnée par une remarquable actrice nippone, connue pour ses rôles et ses compositions principalement dans les dernières œuvres du grand metteur en scène Yasujiro Ozu. Pour cette réalisation quelque peu oubliée ou méconnue dans la filmographie d'Akira Kurosawa, on est en présence d'un film éminemment politique qui mérite une rapide et nécessaire réhabilitation... www.cinefiches.com
the blurb i read about this described her as an "independent social activist" so the first 2 acts i was just waiting for her to go full out emma goldman.. but the final act and the sequences at the rice fields in particular turned out some of the most incredible and unique moments i've witnessed in cinema
It's astonishing that this got made so soon after WWII, but oddly even given its strongly pacifist sentiments this still feels like state-sanctioned cinema. It seems a little stilted for Kurosawa, with the first hour suffering from lack of music cues and poor editing, and while the second half fares better technically, it feels remarkably close to the heroics-in-suffering of 'Mother India'.
No Regrets for our Youth is story about a girl, and what decisions she makes to bring meaning and purpose to her life.There was lot of political stuff going on but all i cared about was seeing Setsuko hara.I think this is the one and only film where Kurosawa had a female as his lead character and he couldn't have made a better choice than choosing Setsuko Hara.