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Tokyo Story Rated U

Tokyo Story

Dir. Yasujirō Ozu. Japan, 1953. 2h 16m. Japanese/English subs. Starring Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa.

An ageing couple journey to bustling postwar Tokyo to visit their two adult children. Too busy to entertain their parents, they send them off to a health spa where it falls to Noriko, the widow of the couple’s younger son, to keep her in-laws company. The final part of Ozu’s loosely connected “Noriko Trilogy” is a quietly tragic tale of the gulf between generations and is often hailed as one of the greatest films ever made.

If you buy a ticket for this screening of Tokyo Story as well as Late Spring (Sat 13 Nov, 15:00) and Early Summer (Sat 13 Nov, 18:00) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost.

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk