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still from The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu, JP 1952)

The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

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Yasujiro Ozu / JP, 1952 / 116 min.

Of the over 50 films in his oeuvre, this is Yasujiro Ozu’s personal favourite. The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice subtly exposes class differences and tensions in a lengthy marriage. New 4K restoration.

poster The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu, JP 1952)
1950s Tokyo. Taeko and Mokichi’s long marriage is currently in crisis which exposes the major differences between them. Mokichi is a businessman from a working-class, provincial background and has ditto wishes and preferences. He likes smoking cheap cigarettes and his favourite dish is ochazuke (green tea over rice).

In Eye and national cinemas from 3 February 2022.

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Director

Yasujiro Ozu

Production year

1952

Country

JP

Original title

Ochazuke no aji

Length

116 min.

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

Shochiku 100

Yasujiro Ozu, Masaki Kobayashi, Takeshi Kitano: the masters of Japanese cinema. But did you know that their work was made possible by Shochiku? In 2022 Eye is marking over one hundred years of one of Japan’s oldest, and largest, film companies.

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campaign image Shochiku 100 (still from Carmen Comes Home (Keisuke Kinoshita, JP 1951))

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still from The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu, JP 1952)
still from The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu, JP 1952)

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