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still from Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, JP 1953)

Tokyo Story

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Yasujiro Ozu / JP, 1953 / 136 min.

Affecting observation of the alienation between rural grandparents and their urban children and grandchildren in Tokyo. When the elderly couple travel to the city, their children prove so busy with themselves and their lives that they have no time for them. New 4K restoration of Ozu’s most renowned film; selected as the best film of all time by over 350 film directors in 2014.

poster Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, JP 1953)
The deeply affecting Tokyo Story takes an intimate look at the social mores of post-war Tokyo and is without doubt one of the greatest masterpieces in cinema history. The elderly, rural Hirayamas travel to Tokyo where their children live. The latter prove to have almost no time for their parents as the hectic city life consumes them entirely. The tour of their children reveals the painful truth: the family is completely dysfunctional. The couple are to their silent dismay confronted with inter-generational conflict.

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Yasujiro Ozu

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Tokyo monogatari


136 min.







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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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still from Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, JP 1953)
still from Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, JP 1953)

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