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130 Ratings

What Did the Lady Forget?

淑女は何を忘れたか | Shukujo wa nani wo wasureta ka

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1937
Comedy, Drama


An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka.

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What Did the Lady Forget? Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

Critics reviews

Ozu catches quietly violent feelings in images of a seemingly improvisational spontaneity, and he imbues the action with an exquisitely understated eroticism. But the story also involves physical violence, and Ozu discerns a strange and disturbing tangle of mixed emotions beneath established formalities; his view of progress is bitterly ironic.
June 29, 2015
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