Yasujiro Ozu / JP, 1953 / 135 min.
A compelling story of the alienation between grandparents living in the country and their urbanite children and grandchildren in Tokyo. When the aged couple comes to visit, their children are so occupied with themselves and their lives that they have no time to spare for their parents. New 4K restoration of Ozu’s best known film, acclaimed as the best film of all times by over 350 directors in 2014.
The 4K restoration was carried out by Shochiku in association with The Japan Foundation.
The golden years of Japanese cinema, the 1950s, are brought to life in a programme featuring brand new 4K restorations of seven classics in an international tour organised by The Japan Foundation.