Late SpringU

Directed by Yasujirō Ozu | Japan | 1949 | 1h 48m | Japanese w/ English subtitles | Starring Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Haruko Sugimura, Jun Usami, Kuniko Miyake

A widowed professor lives with his doting and dutiful daughter, Noriko. He worries that she will never move out and get married, so pretends that he is himself considering a new marriage in order to prompt her to find a suitor. The first instalment of the “Noriko Trilogy”, this poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan remains one of the most poignant of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits.

If you buy a ticket for this screening of Late Spring as well as Early Summer (Sat 13 Nov, 18:00) and Tokyo Story (Sun 14 Nov, 15:00) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost. 


Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

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We showed Late Spring between November 13, 2021 and November 14, 2021.

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