Tokyo Story

Dir. Yasujiro Ozu; 1953


Big Ragtag Sun, Mar 3 9:30 AM
Film Info
Original Language:Japanese


In Tokyo Story, the elderly couple Tomi and Shukichi journey to Tokyo to reunite with their grown children. As the family navigates the inevitable passage of time and shifting dynamics, Director Yasujiro Ozu delicately explores the intricacies of familial relationships, masterfully capturing the quiet tragedy of aging parents realizing their diminishing place in their family’s life. Through subtle yet profound storytelling, the film becomes an exploration of generational conflict and the universal experience of heartbreak against the backdrop of postwar Tokyo, portraying the enduring bonds of family life in a rapidly changing world. This timeless masterpiece was selected by Michael Andrianaly, as part of his True Vision award, as a film that had an influence on his own filmmaking practice. The film will be presented in 35mm. (EP)