The Rubin Tokyo Story
Museum of Art
Free ticket with $10 K2 minimum.
1953, Japan, Yasujiro Ozu, 136 min. Starring Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara.
Introduced by Joel Neville Anderson, programmer of Japan Society's 2014 JAPAN CUTS film festival.
- "The Greatest Film of All Time" - British Film Institute
- “A MASTERPIECE. Minimalist cinema at its finest and most complex.”
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
- “ONE OF THE MOST APPROACHABLE AND MOVING OF ALL CINEMA’S MASTERPIECES!
Ozu’s style – with its so-called ‘pillow shots’ (introductory shots of yet-unhabited rooms), low, static camera position, unhurried pacing and elaborately composed frames – has come to look, in an age of refreshed minimalism, more and more modern. Also, his main interest – how ordinary human emotions are expressed in the context of the changing modern family – has become ever more fundamental, relevant and richly rewarding.”
– Wally Hammond, Time Out London