September is back and with it Film of the Fortnight.
Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
Tokyo Story is the most praised film made by Japanese Yasujiro Ozu, one of the highest regarded filmmakers that has ever lived. The setup is simple: an elderly married couple set out to visit their grown-up children living in Tokyo. The result is a low-key, finely tuned and well-acted family drama that deals with universal subjects such as old age, generational conflict, the responsibility of children towards their parents and people towards each other, and the loss that comes with change. In short: You won’t bite your nails off from excitement when watching Tokyo Story, but you will be given many important things to think about.