Summer Classic Film Series: One of Ozu's powerful portraits of family in postwar Japan, Late Spring tells the story of a 27-year-old woman who resists marriage in favor of remaining with her widowed father and taking care of him. (Double feature: An Autumn Afternoon.)
Signature Program: This transgressive animated film from 1973 Japan has been recently restored. Blending gorgeous, watercolor-infused Japanese landscapes with Western influences like Art Nouveau and Expressionism, the film tells the sexually outré and hallucinogenic story of two lovers in a feudal village. Read a full review of Belladonna of Sadness.