“The poet of family life” Derek Malcolm
A constant fixture in critic’s polls, Yasujiro Ozu’s most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo Story
, is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly husband and wife’s visit to Tokyo to see their grown-up children, Ozu draws a compelling contrast between the measured dignity of age and the hurried insensitivity of a younger generation.
The BFI is proud to release a brand new 4K restoration of this classic film, for audiences old and new to discover.
***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet including an essay by Professor Joan Mellen and a biography of Yasujiro Ozu by Tony Rayns
- New 4K restoration
- Extras TBC