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This Saturday: YASUJIRO OZU

Akira Kurosawa considered Yasujiro Ozu to be "the most Japanese of directors,” and he is also one of the most admired by fellow filmmakers. Ozu's austere, deceptively simple films examine the basic struggles that we all face in life: the cycles of birth and death, the transition from childhood to adulthood, and the tension between tradition and modernity. The changing seasons, often evoked in his film's titles, are a symbolic backdrop for the evolving transitions of human experience. The critic Donald Richie noted that Ozu's films really constitute chapters in a single long narrative, and seen together Ozu's influential oeuvre amounts to one of the most profound visions of family life in the history of cinema.


This Saturday's Movies - 12/10/2016
4:00 PM
A troupe of travelling players arrive at a small seaport in the south of Japan. Komajuro Arashi, the aging master of the troupe, goes to visit his old flame Oyoshi and their son . But Jealousy in one of the actors leads to problems.

(Japan, 1953, 134 mins, dir. Yasujiro Ozu, with Ganjiro Nakamura & Machiko Kyo, Japanese with English subtitles).

6:00 PM
Noriko is 27 years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay taking care of her father.

(Japan, 1949, B&W, 108 mins, dir. Yasujiro Ozu Chisu Ryu & Setsuko Hara, Japanese with English subtitles)

8:00 PM
An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingradtitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality.

(Japan, 1953, 134 mins, dir. Yasujiro Ozu, with Chishu Ryu & Chieko Higashiyama, Japanese with English subtitles).

10:15 PM
This movie takes a look at a very Westernized suburban Japan in the late 50's. It focuses mainly on the daily lives of a small community that is dramatically effected when two boys stop speaking in protest to their parents not giving them a tv.

(Japan, 1959, B&W, 94 mins, dir. Yasujiro Ozu, with Keiji Sada & Yoshiko Kuga, Japanese with English subtitles)



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