An Autumn Afternoon / Cinematheque /Mi Pueblo




During the last couple of years, I kept hearing about a great Japanese director named "Ozu"--and I realized I had never seen any of his movies. In fact, two of his films show up in the top 20 list of the 2012 Sight and Sound poll of the greatest movies of all time! Hope you can join us---the discussion should be interesting!!



Ozu Yasujirō, (born Dec. 12, 1903, Tokyo, Japan—died Dec. 12, 1963, Tokyo), motion-picture director who originated the shomin-geki (“common-people’s drama”), a genre dealing with lower-middle-class Japanese family life. Owing to the centrality of domestic relationships in his films, their detailed character portrayals, and their pictorial beauty, Ozu was considered the most typically Japanese of all directors and received more honors in his own country than did any other director.


7:15PM MOVIE at Cinematheque
Meet us in the lobby about 15 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from the ticket office.

An Autumn Afternoon--synopsis:

The final film by the great Japanese director is another magnificent work—and one of only six Ozu movies in color. The great Chishu Ryu plays a widower who marries off his daughter (despite her objections), leaving him alone except for his drinking buddies. This serene, autumnal work was in production when Ozu’s mother died; he had lived with her his whole life. Ozu himself died the following year.

9:30PM Dinner/Discussion at Mi Pueblo---short walk.

11611 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106, United States




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  • Lynda

    While I must confess that this is not my style of movie or acting, it was noteworthy in that I think it illustrated the shifting roles of women and the westernization taking place in Japanese society at that time (post-war... late 50's early 60's?). I appreciated that there was some humor mixed in with the mundane aspects and the poignancy of life depicted in this film.
    Hearing the impressions of others afterwards definitely enhanced my experience!

    September 29, 2012

  • Susan

    Wasn't crazy about the movie, but a lively discussion afterward

    September 29, 2012

  • Renu

    This film was a slice of life in Japan in the early 60’s. By focusing on the mundane of everyday life, the director reveals the daily pleasures, social and family ties and the emotional struggles of the characters. For me, it evoked a sense of poignancy. Many other attendees disagreed—so, the discussion was very lively and interesting. Thanks to all for a great evening!

    September 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unlike the previous times I attended, I did not see anyone in the lobby, either before or after the film. So, I sat alone and went home right afterward.

    September 28, 2012

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