Tokyo Story

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

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Aging couple Tomi and Sukichi leave their rural village to visit their grown children in bustling post-war Tokyo. But most of their offspring are too busy with their lives and disperse the elderly parents to separate locations. Tokyo Story is representative of Ozu’s work, with its depiction of the decline of the extended Japanese middle-class family, inter-generational tensions, and the distinctive composition, subtle camerawork and performances that mark the director’s style.

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REVIEWS

“The already towering reputation of this film and its director continues only to grow *****” The Guardian

“Often topping lists of the best films of all time, and a great influence on many great directors of the last half century, not least for its purity of expression, this remains one of the most approachable and moving of all cinema’s masterpieces.*****” Time Out

“It works on so many levels and in such universal ways – the generation gap, conflicts of work, friends and family, aging, inevitable loneliness, and on and on. It’s a heartbreaking film.” Eye For Film

 

Languages:
Japanese

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
136 minutes

Country of origin:
Japan

Year of production:
1953