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16th(2014)



Tokyo Story

OZU Yasujiro

  • Japan
  • 1953
  • 136min
  • 35mm
  • black and white
  • 드라마

Synopsis
A senior couple, living with the youngest daughter in Onomichi, travle to Tokyo to visit their grown childern. The eldest son and the eldest daughter have their each family now and they don\'t care much about the parents. Their daughter-in-law, who lost her husband dying the war is the only one who take care of them.


 

Program Note
Tokyo Story directed by OZU Yasujiro, like many of his other works, is a fantastic or compromising way of coming to terms with
 post-war Japan. The youngest daughter Kyoko stands up against the way the film understands the world. When Noriko’s explains
 that, “everyone changes as time goes by, children begin to drift away from their parents and there are things that just cannot be
 helped,” Kyoko states that “life is disappointing”. Noriko’s answer is that “life is full of disappointments”. Yet, those in the audiences
 who are aware of OZU’s story of a widowed father and his daughter realize that Kyoko will be no exception. In fact, it is Noriko
 who secretly puts up a fight against this world with “full of disappointments”, even though on the surface she seems to have
 surrendered to the ways of the world. When Noriko’s mother-in-law advises her to meet someone and get married because “getting
 old alone and lonely,” Noriko, while never losing a smile on her face, responds with a bold remark, “It’s okay. I’ve decided not to
 get old.” On the other hand, in front of her father-in-law Noriko confesses her fear of herself and her desires as a woman with bitter
 tears. Soon Noriko will regain her smile and return to her gentle self. The clouds pass by, the seasons change and trains run from
 one station to the next. This familiar image of circularity may seem to reflect the way the world functions, but in reality it is a forced
 struggle to understand the world grudgingly. [HWANG Miyojo]


 

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  • OZU YasujiroOZU Yasujiro

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