“Happiness isn’t something you wait around for. It’s something you create yourself… “
Ozu's 1949 family portrait carries much of the same power and poignancy that it would have had on its very first release. Through its subtle narrative Ozu is able to convey many sophisticated ideas about love and the true source of happiness and enlightenment.
Late Spring is a beautiful film in every sense of the word with gorgeous photography, framing and editing creating a delicate depiction of deep internal conflict and struggle. The production and costume design further add to this captivating historical portrait.
From the two films that I have seen from Ozu I can say with certainty that he is becoming one of my favourite film makers and I am looking forward to exploring more of his filmography as I build towards watching Tokyo Story.
A stunning, timeless masterpiece, Late Spring is without a doubt a strong: