An Autumn Afternoon is Ozu’s last work and one of his few colour films. It is Ozu at his most distilled. All the elements and style of shooting combine to elicit total attention from us. And he gives us time, through the use of space – empty corridors, rooms and exteriors – to consider and reconsider, to think about what we have just seen. When normal service of cinema and television is resumed, you’d think the world has gone mad, suffering from ADHD or under the influence.
Ozu’s films are not only journeys into his mind but also into our minds.
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