The A-Z of Ozu
A bluffers' guide to the films of Yasujiro Ozu
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Despite his distinctive, localised filmmaking style, many modern filmmakers have doffed their cap to Ozu. The most recent was Claire Denis with her ‘35 Shots of Rum’, which is a loose riff on his ‘Early Spring’. Other recent homages include Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s ‘Café Lumière’ (2003) and Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Five’ (2003).