Movies You Might Have Missed: An Autumn Afternoon

Here, as before, an aging widower marries off a somewhat reluctant daughter. In contrast to Late Spring, however, the focus in this film is not as much on the daughter and her situation as it is on the father and his. Ozu returns to this simple plot in several movies to examine it from different angles. Why a daughter would not want to be married. Why a father would want her to be. How does it affect them both similarly and differently?