by Katie Tham
Below are the poster that i juiced up with my creative cells for my selected film.
Late Spring(1949) is a 108 minutes film by Yasujiro Ozu.The formal poster is being edited by overlapping the title of late spring onto a shot of a chapter “A day with Shuichi Hattori”. I added the word “Happiness” in both Japanese and pronunciation of it. Mainly because, happiness is the gist of this film, where getting married is overly regarded as achieving happiness. Noriko’s beloved father has a different view on marriage than noriko’s aunt and her friend. Her father believe firmly that the creator of happiness is within one’s decision to look for it rather than wait for it. Whereas Noriko’s aunt feels that happiness is to successfully matchmake her niece to a decent man. Noriko’s friend – Aya Kitagawa feels that marriage acts as a rope to tie the loose ends of her life with a good man, but if all else fails with a man, divorcing him will be an easy way out.
The essence of the film was the relationship between Noriko and her father. Her reason for not getting married at the age of 27 – deemed as an old age for marriage was due to her undying wish to stay close with her father. This is why i drew the the image of daughter-father as the poster for late spring.
Moreover, I penned down a sort of un-rythm poem which is inspired by an English Pop song “Don’t you worry child” by Swedish House Mafia. I feel strongly for the song lyrics that is relevant towards the film, showing deep concern and consolation by father for his daughter – Noriko Somiya.
Apologies to pro-japanese reader who do not understand a single thing i wrote, that’s because i used google translator to help me achieved that japanish-feel in my “poem”.
Translated in English, my “poem” goes like:
Up on a field across a blue sky,
That’s where we had our last trip,
I still remember how it all changed
My father said,
” Happiness isnt something you wait around for,
it’s something you create yourself.”
That’s when i decided my marriage.
At the end of the film, before Noriko steps out of their humble house one last time, she thanked her father for raising her up. That was also Noriko’s last appearance in the film. The last scene showed a little surprising ending when Noriko’s close friend – Aya, kissed her father in the forehead by consoling his loneliness… which prettily suits my chosen title, Man and Women…
xx the end xx
Katie Tham is the creative director on how to be creatively rebellious. She devotes her time to laugh and shower the world with warmth. Her love moto is not about finding the right one to love, but how you can love the found one right. Be sure to stay connected with her unglamorous via her instagram @emberiakatt.