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Floating Weeds

Floating Weeds

Floating Weeds

1959 / 119min / DCP

DIRECTOR: YASUJIRO OZU

CAST: MACHIKO KYô, GANJIRô NAKAMURA, AYAKO WAKAO, HARUKO SUGIMURA

Ozu’s remake of his own 1934 silent A Story of Floating Weeds adds color, the eye of the brilliant Rashomon and Ugetsu cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, and of course Kyō, playing the mistress of the head of a kabuki theatre troupe who’s embittered to learn that her lover has begun to visit his former paramour, now running a small restaurant in the town on the edge of the Inland Sea where they’re slated to perform. One of Roger Ebert’s “Ten Greatest Films of All Time,” and rated by Japanese film scholar Donald Ritchie as “the most pictorially beautiful of all of Ozu’s pictures.”

Floating Weeds screens in Machiko Kyō