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A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema’s mightiest masterpieces..

In this exquisite merging of specific and universal, infinite and infinitesimal, Tokyo Story perhaps most clearly illuminates that Ozu is not the most Japanese of filmmakers, but the most human.

Slant Magazine

This remains one of the most approachable and moving of all cinema’s masterpieces.

Time Out
Series
Genre
Drama
Runtime 136 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Yasujirô Ozu
Starring Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura
Language Japanese With English Subtitles
Country
Japan

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