14th April 2005
The End of Summer
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Run Time: 103 minutes, Certificate: ,
Made in colour in 1961, ""The End of Summer"" was to be Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu's penultimate film. Co-scripted by his regular screenwriter Kôgo Noda, it observes the extended Kohayagawa family, who run a small sake brewery in post-war Japan, but who are contemplating merging their business with a larger company. Youngest daughter Noriko (Yôko Tsukasa) is expected to agree to an arranged marriage, whilst widowed daughter-in-law Akiko (Setsuko Hara) is being given assistance in finding an appropriate gentleman to remarry.