Tokyo Story

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

A constant fixture in critics’ polls, Yasujirō Ozu’s most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo Story, is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret.

From the simple tale of an elderly husband and wife’s visit to Tokyo to see their grown-up children, Ozu draws a compelling contrast between the measured dignity of age and the hurried insensitivity of a younger generation.

The later films of Japanese master Yasujirō Ozu are marked by a striking uniformity of theme and form. These are stories of family life involving inevitable rupture, as things change, daughters marry, widowers grow old.

"The already towering reputation of this film and its director continues only to grow"

The Guardian

136 minutes


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