The A-Z of Ozu

A bluffers' guide to the films of Yasujiro Ozu


K is for...

Kogo Noda

The screenwriter on 25 Ozu titles from 1929 to 1962. Staying at a favourite inn, they would talk the story through to a finished script – a three-month process involving over 100 1.8-litre bottles of sake, left individually numbered in the corridor outside.