Rated Parental Guidance
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu, 1953
Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara
In Japanese with English subtitles
Part of The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen film series.
Tickets at the door, cash only, all seats $10, or visit here for advance tickets. For movies in the same week (in the special program by L'Ipéen & The Charlottetown Film Society), keep your ticket from the first show you see for a $5 discount on the others.
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.
"Beautifully directed by the prolific Japanese master, Ozu (1903-63), who worked entirely through fastidiously composed, deep-focus shots and never moved his camera up, down, forwards or sideways, this 1953 classic is one of the cinema's most profound and moving studies of married love, ageing and the relations between parents and children. It is flawless and rewards numerous viewings." - Philip French, The Guardian
Tokyo Story is widely regarded as Ozu's masterpiece and is often cited as one of the greatest films ever made. In 2012, it was voted the best film of all time in a poll of film directors by Sight & Sound magazine