Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu
Staring: Chieko Higashiyama, Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Toru Abe
A rare chance to see this classic film on the big screen. Recently voted 3rd greatest film of all-time in the Sight and Sound Poll. It is a film of transcendental simplicity and heart breaking humanity. An elderly couple attempt to visit their grown up children in Tokyo, only to find that they are too busy to give them any time. The only person who does respond is their lonely daughter-in-law. Her sad dignity and generosity are compelling. “Tokyo Story” is both specific and universal. One of cinema’s most profound and moving studies of married love, ageing and relationships between parents and children. It is flawless and rewards numerous viewings.