We are delighted that a recorded introduction from writer and Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp will play before this screening. Ticketholders are also entitled to a free sample of Japanese sake from the cinema foyer bar.
One of the great films of all time, presented here in a pristine new 4K restoration…
“The already towering reputation of this film and its director continues only to grow”- Guardian ★★★★★
An elderly provincial couple (Ryû and Higashiyama) travel to Tokyo to visit their busy grown-up children, but only their widowed daughter-in-law (Hara) shows them patient kindness. From this simple narrative, Ozu and his co-writer Kôgo Noda crafted a profound, wise masterpiece of exquisite formal perfection and overwhelming emotional power.
Jasper Sharp is a writer, curator, filmmaker and disc producer specialising in Japanese cinema, and the co-founder of the website Midnight Eye (www.midnighteye.com).