Monday, 9 September 2013

Late Autumn (film)

The second Wednesday in October gives us the chance to see a vintage Japanese film at the Curzon Cinema, courtesy of Eastbourne Film Society. Late Autumn is a later work of the great Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu and was made in 1960.

Akiko (Setsuko Hara) is a widow with a 24-year-old daughter Ayako (Yoko Tsukasa). At a memorial service for her late husband, she discusses with three of his friends potential husbands for Ayako. One turns out to be suitable. His name is Goto (Keiji Sada) and he and Ayako begin a friendship but Ayako does not want to marry anyone because this would mean leaving her mother alone. The three friends begin meddling and one of them decides he must marry Akiko so she will not be alone. However, spilling the beans to Ayako before even asking Akiko causes problems and upset.

Curzon Cinema, Wed 9th Oct, times tbc.
Tickets £6.80 adults, £4.80 concessions, available by calling 01323 731441 or in person at the Box Office (15:00-19:00 daily).

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