An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Japan
Feature Film
Original Title: 秋刀魚の味
Director: Ozu Yasujirō
Writers: Noda Kōgo, Ozu Yasujirō
Cinematographer: Atsuta Yuuharu
Composer: Saitō Kojun
Cast: Ryū Chishū, Iwashita Shima, Sada Keiji, Okada Mariko, Yoshida Teruo, Maki Noriko, Mikami Shinichirō, Nakamura Nobuo, Tōno Eijirō

Ozu’s ominous, portentous mise en scène elegantly frames a simple story of an ageing widower who gradually comes to realise that he must, even at the risk of his own happiness, let his adult daughter fly the nest, in this subtle, poignant, and beautifully acted masterpiece. Iain.Stott