Friday, 25 April 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 135: Fri May 16

An Autumn Afternoon (Ozu, 1962): BFI Southbank, 2.30, 6.10 & 8.40pm

This re-release is on an extended run at BFI Southbank. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Yasujiro Ozu's last film, made in 1962, is a study of an old man's loneliness as he prepares to marry off his only daughter. Stylistically it's one of Ozu's purest, most elemental works: no camera movement, very little movement within the frames, and hardly any apparent narrative progression. Appreciating Ozu is a matter of temperament—for some, his films are unbearably dull; for others, they are works of a unique serenity and beauty.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an excerpt.

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