One of the world's best films. "An early masterpiece in Japanese cinema, Yasujirô Ozu’s Tokyo Story is an emotional, deceptively simple portrait of several ordinary lives as they cope with the fleeting nature of human existence."

10 Essential Japanese Films

Tokyo Story 1953 by Yosujiro Ozu.

‘There is an overwhelming sensibility running through all Ozu films that is difficult to put into words but Donald Richie does well to describe it as “a point of view of sympathetic.

The 1950s marked a 'Golden Age' for non-English world cinema, especially for Asian cinema. Many of the most critically acclaimed Asian films of all time were produced during this decade, including Yasujirō Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953), Satyajit Ray's The Music Room (1958), Raj Kapoor's Awaara (1951) and the Akira Kurosawa films Rashomon (1950), Seven Samurai (1954) etc. Japanese cinema later became one of the main inspirations behind the New Hollywood movement of the 60s to 80s.

Tokyo Story, a 1953 Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

The Idiot. Starring Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune & Setsuko Hara. Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

The Idiot (Hakuchi) - 1951 - Starring Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune & Setsuko Hara -

Late Spring, Ozu Yasujiro

A variation of Ozu's film post for Late Spring featuring Setsuko Hara.

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