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This is a still from Equinox Flower (1958), directed by Yasujiro Ozu. Sets are dependent on budget, location, and a myriad of other things, but I just want to take a moment to appreciate how perfect this framing is

In Ozu's films, often a whole story is told in a single frame

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@cypnk The story I am very curious about is why is that colorful kettle on the ground in the corner there. 🤔

@arcans Based on the plot of the film, I believe it represents Fumiko, the headstrong daughter who wants to go and marry on her own. Notice how most of the other shades rarely stray from one another

It speaks to the Japanese sense of conformity to family sensibilities

@arcans It's a good story if you get a chance to watch it. Also recommend Tokyo Story from 1953. Similar themes of marriage, but a different premise. A lot of Ozu's films explore difficulties with obligations and expectations

@cypnk I will try to fit that in somewhere in the list of what I still have to see!

@cypnk It's also nice to note that Ozu used the same camera angle in almost all his scenes (sometimes called the tatami shot).

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