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An Autumn Afternoon - classic Yasujirô Ozu movie @ British Film Institute (BFI)

This looks like a beautiful film.  The 4:15 show is now sold out as I write to update this at 00:30h on 1/6/14

We are meeting for coffee at 3:45pm in the  Riverfront Bar and Kitchen - the cafe on the river-facing side if the BFI, with the entrance located beneath Waterloo Bridge, next to the second-hand book stalls. Film starts at 4:15 and finishes 2hrs later. Afterwards we'll go for a drink/meal. Reviews of the film below:

Reviews of the film, which is just under 2hrs long:

Both the Guardian and Timeout gave it 5 stars and said:

Time Out: - Ozu’s final film is a movingly valedictory affair, its story of Ryu’s elderly widower marrying off daughter Iwashita carrying even more poignancy than usual as a poised and wise reminder of passing time and the inevitable approach of mortality. The gentle humour’s there as ever, but in the sub-plot showing Ryu’s former teacher’s twilight years beset by drink-sodden regrets, the emotions are darker and tougher than previously. The central performance is, of course, a marvel of no-nonsense, unspoken expressiveness, set against exquisitely arranged colour compositions and the director’s loveable repertory company in fine fettle.

The Guardian: - Ozu's exquisitely tender final film Yasujiro Ozu's last film, is a superbly composed family drama about a father and daughter both intent on sacrificing their own happiness for each other...

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  • Sheila C

    Thanks, Hina. And thanks to all of you for coming, and making it a great meetup - was fun seeing you all, see you soon again, I hope!

    June 2, 2014

  • Hina

    Thank you for organising the meetup Sheila. I really liked the film specially the retro feel and the storyline.

    June 1, 2014

  • Sheila C

    Oops! Not 15 mins late - I'm 45 mins early!!! LOL See u at 3:45 for coffee in Riverfront Cafe before film at 4:15

    June 1, 2014

  • Sheila C

    Sorry 15 mins late for the 2:45 in Riverfront Cafe meeting point.

    June 1, 2014

  • Ria

    Hey I'll be there. Sorry for late response! Look forward to seeing everyone.

    June 1, 2014

  • Fatima

    Would have loved to join, but can't do sundays :( Enjoy!!

    May 30, 2014

  • Anu

    Sheila - yikes! Please don't kill me - I don't come back from sailing until 3 PM and I thought it was 1pm. Can't make the 4:15 pm show. Let me know if you can't find a willing person to take my ticket and I will pay you for it xx

    May 27, 2014

    • Sheila C

      I'll see if Craig wants it. No homicide happening any time soon. :-D . Shame you can't make it. :-(

      May 27, 2014

  • ramesh r

    Sorry am away that weekend

    May 26, 2014

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