In this episode, David Blakeslee, Trevor Berrett and Matt Gasteier provide a conclusion to their conversations about “Late Ozu”, carried over from the final three episodes of The Eclipse Viewer podcast. They’re also joined by Scott Nye.
About the film:
The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization. Though the widower Shuhei (frequent Ozu leading man Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years with his grown daughter, a series of events leads him to accept and encourage her marriage and departure from their home. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master’s films, An Autumn Afternoon is one of cinema’s fondest farewells.
- American Cinematheque (Scott)
- Cinema Gadfly (Arik)
- Criterion Reflections (David)
- A/V Club
- Film Comment
- New York Times
- Roger Ebert
- The Eclipse Viewer: Late Ozu Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3