Gentle Giant: Yasujirô Ozu
(NR) Japan – 1 hr 59 min – with subtitles
1959 · d. Yasujirô Ozu Official Site Reviews
Starring Ganjirô Nakamura, Machiko Kyô, Ayako Wakao
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An aging actor returns with his troupe to a seaside town where, years earlier, he fathered a child out of wedlock. Visiting his former paramour, he finds his unclaimed son has grown into an admirable young man. But when the actor's current mistress discovers his secret, she resolves to sabotage his son's life. Reimagining his own 1934 feature The Story of Floating Weeds
, Ozu continues his exploration of intergenerational conflict and family dynamics.
Shown in conjunction with the film course Ozu and the Crucible of Modernity, this screening will be introduced by the course's instructor, Paul Wright, Ph.D.