Equinox Flower

December 12, 2013
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Introduction by Atsushi Funahashi, director, writer and producer

Donald Richie on Equinox Flower:
"One of Ozu’s most satisfying films—and his first picture in color. Based on a novel by Ton Satomi, the Kogo Noda/Ozu script has father Saburi firmly opposed to daughter Arima’s marriage to Sada, while at the same time believing himself to be a liberal parent. Through a delightful series of deceptions his despotic ways are smilingly unmasked."

Richie first introduced Yasujiro Ozu to the world with a retrospective at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1963, followed by a European tour of Ozu’s films. Richie’s book, Ozu (University of California Press, 1974), illuminated the uniquely serene style of this master and brought him international recognition. In Equinox Flower, a contemporary middle-class family drama, Ozu features the most skilled veteran actors and most beautiful young actresses, and his use of color is exquisite.

Screening on Ozu’s birthday!

1958, 118 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yasujiro Ozu. With Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Yoshiko Kuga, Keiji Sada, Fujiko Yamamoto, Miyuki Kuwano, Chishu Ryu, Chieko Naniwa.

Part of Richie’s Fantastic Five: A Tribute to Donald Richie (1924-2013), Part 1


$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students

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  • Thursday, December 12, 2013
  • 7:00 pm