Tokyo Story: Masterclass with Mamoun Hassan

Seen by many as Ozu’s defining feature, the complexity and ambiguity of Tokyo Story receives an in-depth analysis from Mamoun Hassan, former BFI Head of Production and deviser/producer of acclaimed Channel Four show Movie Masterclass. Examining the Japanese director’s advanced storytelling techniques and controlled pace, Hassan also illustrates the extraordinary formal innovation and technical skill employed in the poignant criticism of cultural change - qualities which led to Ozu enjoying success worldwide and which justify his reputation as one of the grand masters of cinema. This event formed a part of the Yasujiro Ozu Season at BFI Southbank, running in January and February of 2010.


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