COMPETITION: Win Tickets to See An Autumn Afternoon + Poster!

COMPETITION: Win Tickets to See An Autumn Afternoon + Poster!

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Japanese cinematic masterwork An Autumn Afternoon (秋刀魚の味) at Southbank BFI, plus a copy of the new poster for each winner! Read on to learn more about this amazing movie and how to enter for your chance to see it.

An Autumn Afternoon

AN AUTUMN AFTERNOONNow digitally restored, An Autumn Afternoon, the final film by the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu is one of his most touching works and, thanks to Yuharu Atsuta’s ravishing camerawork, one of his most beautiful.

Perhaps the most personal of Ozu’s treatments of a theme evidently close to his heart, this finds both elderly widower Shuhei Hirayama (the peerless Chishu Ryu) and his daughter Michiko (Shima Iwashita) entertaining decidedly mixed emotions about the prospect of her getting married and leaving her father to fend for himself.

Released today An Autumn Afternoon is showing at  BFI Southbank from May 16 – early June. Please visit the BFI website for a full list of screenings: bit.ly/1nN4Iis

To Enter

To be in with a chance to win of one of two pairs of tickets to see the movie, plus a copy of the new poster, simply leave a comment on this blog telling us your favourite type of movie! Winners can pick a date of their choice at BFI Southbank (subject to availability). Competition closes Monday 26th May. Good luck!

 

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40 Comments on “COMPETITION: Win Tickets to See An Autumn Afternoon + Poster!”

  1. Andrew
    May 16, 2014 at 2:01 am #

    Anything dark, quirky and original. Such as, ‘Karaoke Terror’ (昭和歌謡大全集) (2003) or ‘Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl’ (鮫肌男と桃尻女) (1998)

  2. Jay L
    May 16, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    I love a good drama with an engrossing story but maybe not too sad!

  3. hugh cumming
    May 17, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    There is loss, sadness, the people you know, what you have that you don’t know, every moment of every day in its purity. There is noise, people screaming look at me, explosion after explosion… and there is Ozu. Ozu shows you the tender sadness of what you lose and what you have. There is nothing like Ozu. His art is the observation of everything in a moment that you think doesn’t matter. He makes what you have beautiful. Ozu makes cinema and life better. Ozu loves people and everything ignored by others is significant. It is also heartbreaking. Ozu is life. You live when you see Ozu’s films, you see what is precious, noble and pathetic in everything we have. Just a look from a character at a relative, just a cat crossing an alley, washing on a line or a ship watched by a woman from a bay – life and its passing and the terrible sadness of its vanishing. Ozu is the Shakespeare of the city. Ozu is Ozu. The rest is just rotten candy.

  4. elski
    May 17, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    I love most films, as long as they’re not too violent or gory. I love variety. :)

  5. ms
    May 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    Depends on my mood, this evening its a long period drama.

  6. Hima Daby
    May 19, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    I love drama which are well created and shows true life as it is

  7. Chris
    May 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    Pretty much anything – but for me when it comes to films the general rule of thumb is the cheesier the better!

  8. Anna
    May 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    I love this kind of film!! He is an amazing director.

  9. sato
    May 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Anything quirky, dramatic would be nice. Have to be photogenic too.

  10. May 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    I love so many genres of film (not Westerns though…) as long as they’re well made with good acting and an engaging story.

  11. Francesca
    May 20, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Psychological thriller and drama but I
    Would watch anything really. Last movie watched was I wish from Hirozaku Koreeda. Brilliant.

  12. Tom
    May 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Anything (…as long as it stars Meiko Kaji!)

  13. May 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    I love films that tell a story… that have a reflection on humanity itself and show the viewer a side of themselves they might not have been aware of before.

  14. Kelly
    May 20, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    I love Japanese movies for example ‘Yasujiro Ozu’ movies, Tokyo Story, Early Summer and Late Spring.
    I also love ‘Hayao Miyazaki’, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky and My Neighbor Totoro.

  15. Sara
    May 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

    I love mystery movies with elements of comedy.

  16. May 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    I love dark and gritty dramas centred around problem teenagers, however im also a fan of romance (with a bit of tragedy/drama thrown in there) with a quirky setting or characters.

  17. Nick
    May 20, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    I love fantasy films and some of my favourite films are from Studio Ghibli. With so much positive messages, Ghibli films make me laugh and make cry! My all time favourite is Kiki’s Delivery.

  18. Selina
    May 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    I really love watching films I can relate to – fantastical sci-fi or supernatural films are just as fab as slower-paced stuff in my opinion, but unless there are characters I can relate to and who are placed in believable situations for their world, it’s probably not going to grip me quite as much. Usually this ends up with me craving films like Departures, Lost in Translation, My Neighbour Totoro and stuff like that.

  19. May 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    I don’t have a favourite type of film. However, Ozu has become one of the directors most important to me since I started watching his films in chronological order a few years ago. I have not yet watched his final 2 films, and seeing An Autumn Afternoon at the cinema would be the perfect way to finish viewing his (available) career. Also, I have no money.

  20. Tristan
    May 20, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    My favourite type of movies are those that hit you with more scenes sans dialogue. The more I get ‘image-only’ the better. Words are fluffy and frankly not as awesome as a good few shots of wordless happenings.

  21. Jasper
    May 20, 2014 at 10:59 pm #

    What a fantastic film and prize to win!

  22. Jasper
    May 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    I am a big Anime fan, we have named our first son Akira, he’s only 8 weeks old and already a handful!

  23. May 20, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    I love movies about slightly strange but great people.

  24. May 20, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    when i’m blue i love watch japanese comedy, when i need awake there is nothing better then Zatoichi… do i have any particular type of movie? Yes! All japanese movies are great because they are showing part of the world which we like to see all the time not only on the screen but also in real life…

  25. Emilie
    May 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Anything with a good story and inspired actors.

  26. Marc
    May 20, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    Godzilla movies!

  27. Kasper
    May 21, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    Any type of anime. Anime is my life. Only Reason i Can go through a Day and not Think of all the bed rather then the good

  28. Samuel
    May 21, 2014 at 7:18 am #

    My favorite films tend to be ones with sweeping vistas of beautiful scenery such as Dr. Zhivago.

  29. May 21, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    any kind of movies but Animes from studio ghibli are my favs

  30. Pan
    May 21, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Anything that stirs your heart and makes your mind think and question. Those are the good films

  31. Sofie E
    May 21, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    ~ I generally love all kind i of movies l, be it romance, drama, martial art or comedy. I enjoy watching tearjerkers as well, 1 litre iof tears really ddid the trick.

  32. May 21, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    Anything that stimulates my heart, brain or senses…

  33. Ellie
    May 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    I love thrillers, costume dramas and films with a good story & beautiful cinematography

  34. sam
    May 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Anime or general animation, especially those with humour ^_^

  35. Lucia De Lucchia
    May 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    I love this director and this film is so wonderful – I like most type of films but love touching ones with a great story. Just watched Neko Ramen such a great movie lol

  36. Patrick
    May 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    I like films that articulate the dynamics of human relationships. Ozu’s films are wonderful and I especially like Mizoguchi’s work too.

  37. Mauro
    May 26, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    I love psychological thriller movies such as The Others, Shining… And some Japanese horror movies.

  38. Misskitty
    May 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    I love films which involve sumptuous food such as “Eat Drink Man Woman” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”!

  39. Jonathan Luke
    May 26, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    Of all the great filmmakers — Mizoguchi, Renoir, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Tati, and many others — it is Ozu whose films I never tire of. I have seen Tokyo Story more than twenty times and Good Morning almost as many, but would happily watch them again tomorrow. His films are a perfect example of great art made within the forms of popular cinema: in touch with his audience and yet at the same time meticulously crafted and made according to the demands of his own exacting style. They are movies that abolish the false distinctions between high and low art: they are moving, funny and truthful, intelligent but not self-consciously intellectual, playful and never pretentious. What better type of film could there be?

  40. Japan Centre | Chloe
    May 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    Thank you to everyone who entered! This competition is now closed, we’ll be contacting the winners shortly.

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