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Genre: Drama

Duration: 108 Minutes

Late Spring (1949) FILM TALK

WORLD CINEMA MASTERWORKS FILM TALK SERIES WITH JEFFREY BENDER

Jeffrey Bender takes you on a cinematic journey around the globe to destinations like 16th Century Japan, Hong Kong in the 60s, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, and Barcelona’s colourful streets!

Whether these are international film favourites or a first-time encounter, we invite you to experience these masterworks on the big screen and then stick around for a conversation about the filmmakers and their impact on film history and culture worldwide.

LATE SPRING (1949)

Director Yasujirō Ozu

Country: Japan | Language: Japanese with English subtitles

One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, Late Spring (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan, which remains as potent today as ever—and a strong justification for its maker’s inclusion in the pantheon of cinema’s greatest directors.

Jeff Bender is a volunteer with The Westdale who has hosted The Hollywood Classics and International Film Clubs and co-facilitated the Virtual Film Talk Series with host and chairman, Fred Fuchs.
Last fall, Jeff hosted the World Cinema Masterworks Series in the theatre where he presented talks on the international film movement spotlighting legendary filmmakers.

 

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