One of the greatest films of all time, Ozu’s masterpiece meditates on youth, ageing and family.
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Dir Yasujiro Ozu
With Chishu Ryu, Chiyeko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara
Ozu’s masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly husband and wife’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.
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