A subtle, deep, and deceptively simple classic Japanese film about accepting one’s old age, disintegration of family ties and the inexorable course of life.
An elderly couple come to Tokyo to visit their grown up children; however, they feel alien and out of place in their home despite all the hospitality. Everyday rituals and polite intonations only mask the distance and alienation that have arisen between the parents and their children. One of the most influential films in the history of cinema, of which dozens of eminent directors confessed their love—from Martin Scorsese to Jim Jarmusch.
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
Japan, 1953, 136 minutes, 16+