A gentle comedy from a Japanese master.
Released in 1959, the same year as Ohayo, Floating Weeds was a remake of Ozu’s own 1934 feature A Story of Floating Weeds. Like Ohayo, it is a gentle comedy. But its tone is somewhat sweeter, if a bit reserved and melancholy and the jokes – many...
Supreme cinema.
Director Kon Ichikawa’s 1963 masterpiece from Japan is a truly sublime piece of cinema; eccentric, and wildly expressive, it offers up a co-mingling of styles and dramatic registers deriving from the traditions of kabuki, cartoons, and silent...