Tokyo Story

Tokyo Monogatari

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Dir. Yasujiro Ozu

Japan 1953 | Black & white | 135 mins | Cert U | Drama

Cast: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara

 

Ozu’s most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo Story is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of the elderly Hirayama couple’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. A constant fixture of critics’ polls, Tokyo Story is now available for the first time on Blu-ray from the BFI. Also contains the full length feature Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family, a sharp critique of bourgeois frivolity, as an extra.

 

Available on: DCP, DVD, 35mm

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