#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Family and friends of the late Shuzo Miwa have gathered for his annual memorial service, this one marking the seventh anniversary of his passing. Three of his long time friends – married Shuzo Taguchi, married Soichi Mamiya, and widowed Seiichiro Hirayama – have long known and admitted to each other that they have always been attracted to his widow, Akiko Miwa, who they believe has gotten even more beautiful as she has matured. The three friends take it upon themselves to find a husband for the Miwa’s now twenty-four year old daughter, Ayako Miwa, who they believe as beautiful as her mother, and who, as a pure innocent, deserves a good husband. Their self-appointed task is despite them knowing that Ayako does not want them to do so. She doesn’t want to get married, at least not yet, as she struggles with her traditional sensibilities in post-war modern Japan. Her first priority as she sees it is to take care of her widowed mother, who would be alone if she were to get married. The differing wants between Akiko, Ayako and the three men are ultimately at odds with each other, and places their relationships on tenterhooks. Ayako’s best friend and work colleague Yukiko Sasaki, seeing what is happening, takes it upon herself to ensure that her friend and her friend’s mother get what they want from their life following Shuzo’s death.
Plot: A woman and her daughter are each forced to contend with an increasing pressure to marry, particularly from three men who knew her late husband.
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An Update of “Late Spring”, except the girls rule.
This story is basically a retelling of the excellent “late Spring”, except now the always engaging Setsuko Hara plays the mother in the film rather than the daughter. The daughter, the beautiful Ayako played by Yoko Tsukasa, is being told its time to marry. Three friends of her late father (essentially uncles) attempt to arrange a suitable partner for her. Ozu has updated his films before and he always manages to keep them fresh. This time, it is both humorous as well as poignant. A great addition to the story is Ayako’s best friend Yuriko, a spitfire who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. I especially like the relationship of Akiko (Hara) and Ayako as mother and daughter. They seem very comfortable with each other. In the previous “Late Spring”, there was more tension. That is what gives “late Spring” the nod as the better film, it is a masterpiece. In this film the acting is uniformly good to great and there are some standout scenes, especially between the always beautiful, gifted actress Setsuko Hara and Yoko Tsukasa. There is also a great scene between Yuriko and the three men who are trying to find a suitor for Ayako. By all means, watch this film, but don’t miss “late Spring”. This film is available on the 5 disc “Late Ozu” set and both the film and box set are highly recommended.
An update to Japanese Classic ‘Banshun’ / ‘Late Spring’ with a gender change but with the same Classy Impact.
Akibiyori / Late Autumn (1960) : Brief Review –
An update to Japanese Classic ‘Banshun’ / ‘Late Spring’ with a gender change but with the same Classy Impact. Recently, i saw Banshun (1949) and was moved by the film. I never thought that a non-narrative classic of Ozu can ever get inspired version or should I say updated version because the ultimate factism of Banshun was something kind of unavoidable and irreplaceable. I don’t hate to say it that i have been proved wrong by the Master Director as he reconstructed the similar story with Akibiyori with the change in Protagonist’s gender and yet delivered a Classic film. Actually, this one is more explored version and has wider vision than Banshun and that’s obvious because it was made after a decade so the filmmaking went ahead as expected. A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband’s three friends. The similar story what we saw in Banshun with the Mother replacing the Father, and those three friends being a great addition. Unlike Banshun, this is far more entertaining with comic touch and quirky humour. It has funny moments created from daily life activities and issues which surely brings laughter when needed. The light tone momentum makes it engaging film and also provides a repeat value. I doubt if can watch Banahun on repeat mode again and again but it’s a big YES for Akibiyori. Apart from that it is greatly filled with rich emotions and ethical sentiments that will stir your feelings. That emotional touch in the last 30 minutes is terrifically crafted from all angles. All the actors have done a great job. Ozu never fails to bring the best out of his cast and Akibiyori is yet another undeniable example of it. A grand salute to the legendary filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu for making such heartwarming films on definite family issue like ‘Marriage’ which has never been told in such classy manners ever by any Director in the cinema world.
RATING – 8/10*
By – #samthebestest
Original Language ja
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Yasujirô Ozu
Writer Ton Satomi, Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu
Actors Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada
Awards 3 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,518 m (11 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm