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Late Spring (1949)

A moving tale about the unspoken bond between a father and daughter in postwar Japan by one of the masters of subtlety, Yasujirô Ozu.

Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the drama Late Spring (1949), directed by Yasujirô Ozu.

Other titles mentioned in the episode:
The “Noriko Trilogy”: Late Spring (1949), Early Summer (1951), Tokyo Story (1953)
No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
Rashomon (1950)
I Was Born, But … (1932)
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Dragnet Girl (1933)
Good Morning (1959)
Anne of Green Gables
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
The Green Ray (1986)

On the next episode: William Wyler’s Roman Holiday (1953)

Comments or suggestions? Email us at flashback@slate.com.

Production by Chau Tu.

About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Rolling Stone) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Rolling Stone and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.