The Noriko Trilogy
Isn't Life Disappointing?
Three movies by Yasujiro Ozu loosely connected through his "Noriko" character. Late Spring: Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father. Early Summer: A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans. Tokyo Story: An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.