in about 100 words or less
Japan 136m, B&W
Director: Yasujirō Ozu; Cast: Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara
A slowly paced drama about the increasingly fast-paced life post war life in Japan and a family who is too busy to spend time with their aging parents. Underpinning this simple story is a commentary on the changing nature of Japanese family values which is contrasted against the caring nature of their lonely widowed daughter-in-law, who treats them with kindness and respect. Both sad and heart-warming, Tokyo Story is beautifully crafted film with a simple but classic style and an attention to the small details of everyday life (Klaus Ming December 2014).