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Tokyo Story

Tokyo Story

Tokyo Story

1953 / 136min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: YASUJIRO OZU

CAST: CHISHU RYU, CHIEKO HIGASHIYAMA, SETSUKO HARA

“One of the greatest of all Japanese motion pictures. Ozu’s style, now completely refined, utterly economical, creates a film that is unforgettable because it is so right, so true, and also because it demands so much from its audience. Evasions of any sort are rare in an Ozu picture, but here there are none at all. Two generations, a simple story that allows all the characters to change places, a pervading delineation of high summer, and the deceptive simplicity of the film’s style—all these combine to create a picture so Japanese and at the same time so personal, and hence so universal that it becomes a masterpiece” — Donald Richie

Tokyo Story is screening as part of the series: Three Favorites Selected by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang