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This film was last shown on 19 December 2021

Ozu’s Tokyo Story follows an elderly couple’s journey to visit their adult children in bustling post-war Tokyo. Both children fail to find the time to entertain their parents, leaving their widowed daughter-in-law to take them sightseeing across Tokyo. A stirring tale of humanity and heartbreak, Tokyo Story is widely considered Ozu’s masterpiece and is often considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. Told with Ozu’s restraint and simplicity, the story is a compassionate domestic drama with powerful central performances. A bittersweet tale of generational conflict, Tokyo Story is a profound, moving observation of everyday life.


Yasujirō Ozu
2 hours 16 minutes
Chieko Higashiyama, Chishū Ryū, Setsuko Hara


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