Risultati immagini per Autumn Afternoon gustoAn Autumn Afternoon (秋刀魚の味 Sanma no aji?, “The Taste of Mackerel Pike”) is a 1962 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu. It stars Ozu regular Chishu Ryu as the patriarch of the Hirayama family who oversees the wedding of his daughter, played by Shima Iwashita. It was Ozu’s last film; he died in the following year.

Shūhei Hirayama (Chishu Ryu) is an ageing widower with a 32-year-old son, Kōichi (Keiji Sada), who is married, and two unmarried children – a 24-year-old daughter Michiko (Shima Iwashita) and a 21-year-old son Kazuo (Shin’ichirō Mikami). The ages of the children, and what they respectively remember about their mother, suggest that she died just before the end of the war, perhaps in the bombing of Tokyo in 1944-45. Since his marriage, Kōichi has moved out to live with his wife in a small flat, leaving Hirayama and Kazuo to be looked after by Michiko.Autumn Afternoon_s.jpg

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