2nd March, 2012
…well not quite, but almost, along with our screening of LATE SPRING.
Showing Fri 9th March at 8.10.
Many Western film goers hesitate to see Japanese films, but with Adam Mars-Jones, acclaimed novelist and critic, ushering you into the world of Ozu, the transition should be an interesting and enlightening event. Mars-Jones recently wrote an essay, Noriko Smiling, published by Notting Hill Editions, championing the film and filmmaker. Made in 1949, this black and white film, described as anti-Hollywood, should be a welcome antidote to the current film fads of constantly moving camera shots, violence and expository dialogue explaining every plot twist and thought, leaving no room for the actors to simply be watched. The plot for ‘Late Spring’ is simple; a widower, on his sister’s advice, decides that it’s time for his beloved daughter to get married. But the poignant, subtle examination of their feelings as they go forward with the plan, is something present day Hollywood doesn’t provide.
Tickets £11.00 each available from The Aldeburgh Literary Festival at
42 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AB.
Telephone orders: 01728 452587.