THEATER 1 Fri, Jun 21 9:00 AM
Film Info
Release Year:1959
Production Country:Japan
Original Language:Japanese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Yasujiro Ozu
Cast:Keiji Sada
Yoshiko Kuga
Chishu Ryu
Kuniko Miyake
Haruko Sugimura


Delightful and absolutely brimming with life, Ozu’s second film and a Technicolor reworking of his 1932 silent film I WAS BORN, BUT…is the story of two young brothers who take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set to watch sumo wrestling. Impossible to watch without smiling, GOOD MORNING, like so many Ozu’s films, deftly explores intergenerational familial relationships and social dynamics; doing so with a warm sense of humor and comedy (including some of the best fart jokes seen and heard on screen). Told through the eyes of his children protagonists, and steeped with lighthearted observations of Japanese life and consumerism, GOOD MORNING, though seemingly simple, contains multitudes.