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Japan, 1958
Directed by Yasujirō Ozu
With Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima
Approx. 118 min. 35mm/DCP.
In Japanese with English subtitles

Shin Saburi favorably compares the love match which he’s officiating with his own arranged match with Kinuyo Tanaka, but he gets stern fast when daughter Ineko Arima attempts to choose her own husband. Ozu’s first color film, and one his outright comedies, with Chishû Ryû memorably chanting a traditional poem of their youth.


“A balanced picture of Japanese family life, made with loving irony.”
– Donald Richie

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