Tokyo Twilight (1957) - Yasujiro Ozu
Released as part of Eclipse's Late Ozu series, this film is a remarkable transfer of a gem that I've seen very little written about. The film is possibly Ozu's most melodramatic, and seems to offer more of the social dilemna's we would expect from Mizoguchi. The decay of a middle class family is again the focus, but when one daughter's marriage is failing, the other finds herself pregnant by a hoodlum, and finding she has too much in common with her estranged mother. The emotions are piled on high, and although Ozu sets the film up very slowly allowing us to dwindle on small conversations about sake, and food, he gradually lets us into this somewhat complicated world. I absolutely loved it and consider it one of Ozu's best, but to time restraints I can't say much more about it now.