Yasujiro Ozu / JP, 1953 / 135 min.
A deeply moving analysis of the alienation between grandparents living in the countryside and their urbanite children and grandchildren in Tokyo. When the aged couple decides to visit, their children are too self-occupied to have time to spare for their parents. One of Ozu’s most dramatic films is high on the lists of all-time classics.
One of three digital restorations of major titles from the oeuvre of the Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) to be screened this month.
Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. We screen them regularly, in various programmes. Eye now brings film history even closer with its new series Eye Classics: three classics a week, chosen by Eye's programmers. On the big screen, screened in 35mm whenever possible.