Tony Rayns on Yasujiro Ozu Season

Often cited as one of the finest directors in cinema history, the work of Yasujiro Ozu has inspired filmmakers the world over. As the BFI begins a six week retrospective encompassing Ozu’s complete surviving works, writer and film critic Tony Rayns gives a comprehensive analysis of one of the “giants of world cinema”. Offering enthusiastic praise for the nature of the BFI Southbank retrospective, Rayns reveals why viewing the complete works of Ozu in chronological order demonstrates the development of the filmmaker from Hollywood inspired early features to later works imbued with a unique style unlike anything seen before.


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