A film about the inner turmoil felt by the members of a Japanese family during World War II, this gendai-geki exemplifies a genre that appeared in the wake of the war and became a hugely popular success for Kinoshita.
Winner of the 1947 Best Japanese Film Award given by the prestigious review Kinema Junpo. Rather than ignoring the suffering during the aftermath of the War, Kinoshita directed Morning for the Osone Family, the first of a series of realistic contemporary films in which a Japan torn by war and its consequences had to invent the premisses of reconstruction, here on a family scale. A key film. JB