8/17/11

Yasujiro Ozu

I recently watched Yasujirō Ozu's Equinox Flower (1958), and I thought this was a good opportunity to post some stills from a couple of Ozu movies. He is one of my favorite directors, and his films occasionally find their way into some of my work.

From Floating Weeds (1959):



From Late Spring (1949):



While I find his premises and plots to be dated and sometimes tedious (lots of daughters passively caring for aging fathers and low-grade squabbling between couples), his movies are visual poetry. Most of the stills below are from my favorite of his movies, Floating Weeds, as well as Equinox Flower and An Autumn Afternoon (1962).