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★★★★★ – Telegraph

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Director: Yasujirô Ozu

Cast: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura

Year: 1953

Duration: 136 mins

Certificate: U

"★★★★★ – one of the most approachable and moving of all cinema's masterpieces" – Time Out

"One of the great classics of world cinema" – BBC Culture

★★★★★ – Telegraph

★★★★★ – Sunday Times

Winner of the BFI’s inaugural Sutherland Trophy in 1958, Yasujirô Ozu’s film remains a masterpiece ripe for discovery by new generations.

An ageing couple make the long journey from their small hometown to visit their adult children in Tokyo, though as their children are all busy with their successful careers, their widowed daughter-in-law is left to keep them company.

Ozu’s deeply enduring and profound film captures every flicker of emotion in a universal and humanistic tale of familial fragmentation.

Japanese with English subtitles