*52. Akibiyori (Late Autumn) (11/13/60) (125 min.) [Sound Color] [buy it here]
A girl lives with her mother. Though she has had opportunities to marry, she refused, preferring to stay at home. The widowed mother, however, feels that her daughter is sacrificing herself and attempts to find her a suitable husband. The daughter opposes this until she comes to believe, mistakenly, that her mother is motivated by a desire to remarry. The mother goes back to the apartment and begins her life alone.
- From the Late Ozu set on Eclipse.
- A remake of Late Spring with the mother threatening to remarry rather than the father.
- Three men make up an important unit in this film -- all splendid actors completely at ease with the Ozu style:
Also, note how this film uses green throughout, similar to the way he used red in Equinox Flower and Good Morning.
- Mamiya is late for the service. He finds his way through the various rooms into the main room and joins his friends (who have saved a spot for him).
- 0:09:03: He completes a medium three-shot as he kneels next to Hirayama. (Sound: Bhuddist chanting) Taguchi: "You're late."
- Mamiya: "Yes, a bit."
- Hirayama: "It just started."
- Mamiya: "Then I'm too early."