A profound, wise masterpiece of exquisite formal perfection and overwhelming emotional power.
Dir Yasujirô Ozu
With Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura
The mother of all films about family. I love all Ozu’s work, and this is his classic. With his rigorous yet totally unobtrusive style, the master gently allows us into the world of an elderly couple and their trip to the big city to see their family. No elaborate plot. No tricks. Just what happens. Deeply moving, and profoundly devastating.