The first film in Yasujiro Ozu's Noriko trilogy, Late Spring, is still about a two years in Lost in Criterion's future. Sometimes the Collection gives us trilogies as box sets, sometimes just grouped together anyway, and, apparently, sometimes in reverse order over the course of three years. Each film stars Setsuko Hara as a 28 year old named Noriko and fills in her varying familial and social circles with many of the same actors but tell distinct stories. We first met Noriko late last year when we saw the final film in the series Tokyo Story.
Tokyo Story is brilliant in it's own right, but at least until we finish things up Early Summer (1951) is my favorite. Check it out on this week's Lost in Criterion on iTunes or LostInCriterion.com. And, if you could, like us on Facebook or support us on Patreon.