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Yasujiro Ozu

Along with Kurosawa, the director Yasujirō Ozu is a true master of Japanese cinema whose work has its place among the all-time greats. 

Ozu was, he insisted, just a maker of tofu. This is not true. His films have fire and flavour, style and truth, as proven here…

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Tokyo Story
Tokyo Story
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Tokyo Story

Drama1953136 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret.

Late Spring
Late Spring
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Late Spring

Drama1949108 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

Yasujiro Ozu's influential masterpiece is a tender meditation on family politics, sacrifice and the status quo.

Floating Weeds
Floating Weeds
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Floating Weeds

1959119 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

Yasujiro Ozu's late-career, elegiac masterpiece about a travelling kabuki troupe that returns to the seaside town they visited years before.

Good Morning
Good Morning
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Good Morning

Comedy195994 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

Yasujiro Ozu's cheerful comedy about the silliness of everyday chatter

I Was Born, But...
I Was Born, But...
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I Was Born, But...

Comedy193287 minsSilentDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

Ozu's silent masterpiece follows two brothers as they try to outwit the local bully.

Equinox Flower
Equinox Flower
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Equinox Flower

1958118 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

Ozu's deft comedy takes an ironic look at the decline of paternal authority.

Late Autumn
Late Autumn
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Late Autumn

1960128 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

Comedy turns to pathos in Yasujiro Ozu's tale of a group of businessmen who conspire to match-make for a widow and her daughter.

An Autumn Afternoon
An Autumn Afternoon
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An Autumn Afternoon

Drama1962113 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

Yasujiro Ozu's elegiac final film charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth.

Early Summer
Early Summer
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Early Summer

1951125 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

Ozu's wonderfully poised ensemble work presents the intricacies and contradictions of three generations who have lived through the end of an era and are looking towards the new.

Tokyo-Ga
Tokyo-Ga
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Tokyo-Ga

Documentary198592 minsDirector: Wim Wenders

Profiling one of the great directors of World Cinema, Wim Wenders delivers this moving portrait of Japanese auteur Yasujiro Ozu.