Film of the Fortnight: Tokyo Story

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.

Hanna

Hanna

Hanna is a culture lover of great proportions: film is her hobby and her work; tv-series are her nighttime pleasure; literature is her bad conscience since course books take up most of her reading time; art is her spare time passion; music is her everything. She has an insatiable hunger for traveling and a taste for good food, preferably vegetarian. She is sometimes socially awkward but always socially committed. The perfectionist in her rarely sleeps but judges herself a thousand times harder than others.
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