Two sisters live with their father. The younger sister is embroiled in an affair and becomes pregnant. The elder sister has run away from her husband and returned with her child to her parent’s home. Both sisters are astonished when their mother, long thought dead, turns up alive.
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There are a few instances in one's life when he stumbles upon something so stirring that he perceives in his own worldview a consummate truth which, up to that single moment of fortuity or even divine providence, has perhaps been there lying dormant just yearning to be revealed in full.
Every Ozu film is a door into one's own life.
Very dark for Ozu, similar to A Hen in The Wind and Woman of Tokyo in that respect. One of my favourites from Ozu with fantastic performances and the more melodramatic nature of the film works well. Setsuko Hara-phenomenal.