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  • Director

    Yasujirō Ozu

  • With

    Shima Iwashita, Chishū Ryū, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada

  • Japan 1962. 113min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

In Ozu’s final film, Chishū Ryū is outstanding as a father concerned for his daughter’s future. It’s a theme the filmmaker explored many times, without ever repeating himself. The drama here is played out through the most subtle of gestures between family members. With each post-war film, Ozu’s interest in the machinations of plot or conventions of narrative construction waned. It reaches its apotheosis here, as the filmmaker homes in on the minutiae of his protagonists’ daily lives.

Tickets on sale exclusively to BFI Members from Friday 26 April from 12:00 noon.