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"The already towering reputation of this film and its director continues only to grow" ★★★★★ -The Guardian
Ozu’s best-known film, about an elderly couple visiting their grown-up offspring in postwar Tokyo, is a hugely poignant study of familial relationships and responsibilities.
An elderly couple visit their grown-up offspring in Tokyo, but find most of them preoccupied with work and the trappings of post-war city life. Though loosely based on Leo McCarey’s Make Way for Tomorrow, Ozu’s best-known film feels entirely characteristic of his wry, wise response to the vicissitudes of modern family life; it builds, calmly but unflinchingly, to a coda of enormous poignancy.