The A-Z of Ozu

A bluffers' guide to the films of Yasujiro Ozu


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Tokyo Story

Voted the fifth best film of all time by critics in a 2002 Sight & Sound poll, this quietly harrowing drama about how an elderly couple are are met with a strange apathy by their children is perhaps the perfect distillation of Ozu’s various traits as a writer and director.