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Ozu, Yasujirō 1903-1963

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Most widely held works by Yasujirō Ozu
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

151 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple's journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director's customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo story plumbs and deepens the director's recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema's mightiest masterpieces
Banshun = Late spring by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

105 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young woman, who lives with her father, and finds herself growing past the marriageable age
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

79 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living alone with his daughter for years, a widower must learn how to let her go, letting her be free to move on with her life, by arranging a marriage for her
Bakushū = Early summer by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

91 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own. Played by the extraordinary Setsuko Hara, Noriko impulsively chooses her childhood friend, at once fulfilling her family's desires while tearing them apart. A seemingly simple story, Early Summer is one of Yasujiro Ozu's most complex works-a nuanced examination of life's changes across three generations. The Criterion Collection is proud to present one of the director's most enduring classics."--Website
Ukigusa by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

92 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remake of Ozu's own 1934 silent black and white film, A Story of Floating Weeds. A traveling troupe of actors visits a small town, and the chief actor renews his contact with a woman who bore him a son years ago. The son thinks his father is dead, and falls in love with one of the actresses, his father's current mistress. A film demonstrating Ozu's characteristic visual artistry with powerful emotional statements
Ukigusa monogatari = A story of floating weeds( Visual )

26 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic A Story of Floating Weeds in color with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. Together, the films offer a unique glimpse into the evolution of one of cinema's greatest directors. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating Weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life
Ohayō = Good morning by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

70 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young boys take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set for their suburban Tokyo home
Higanbana = Equinox flower by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ozu's first color film, a stubborn businessman, who disapproves of his daughter's fiancé, must learn to embrace modern romance
Akibiyori = Late autumn by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

45 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poignant tale, a widowed mother wants her daughter, Ayako, to marry. Ayako refuses offers of marriage because of her concern for her mother. Relatives advise the mother to remarry and Ayako is upset and leaves home. They are later reconciled and show their strong bonds of familial love
Kohayagawake no aki = End of summer by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kohayagawa family is thrown into distress when the father, Manbei, takes up with his former mistress
Umarete wa mita keredo : otona no miru ehon = I was born, but by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

29 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Ozu's most popular films, I was born, but . . . is a blithe portrait of the financial and psychological toils of one family, as told from the rascally point of view of a couple of stubborn little boys. For two brothers, the daily struggles of bullies and mean teachers is nothing next to the mortification they feel when they realize their good-natured father's low-rung social status. Reworked decades later as Ozu's Technicolor comedy Good morning, it's a poignant evocation of the tumult of childhood, as well as a showcase for Ozu's expertly timed comedy editing
Dekigokoro = Passing fancy by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

24 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of many films featuring the endearing single-dad Kihachi (played wonderfully by Takeshi Sakamoto), Passing fancy is a humorous and heartfelt study of a close, if fraught, father-son relationship. With an ever more sophisticated visual style and understanding of fragile human relationships, Ozu seamlessly weaves rib-tickling comedy and weighty family drama for this distinguished precursor to a brilliant career
Tōkyō no kōrasu = Tokyo chorus by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

19 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining three prevalent genres of the day, the student comedy, the salaryman film, and the domestic drama, Ozu created this warmhearted family comedy, and demonstrated that he was truly coming into his own as a cinema craftsman. The setup is simple: low wage earning dad Okajima is depending on his bonus, and so are his wife and children, yet payday doesn't exactly go as planned. Exquisite and economical, Ozu's film alternates between brilliantly mounted comic sequences and heartrending working-class realities
Tōkyō boshoku = Tokyo twilight by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

37 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ozu's only postwar film to take place in the dead of winter tells of an aging father and his two daughters. The younger has an affair and becomes pregnant. The elder has left her husband and returned with her child to her father. Both are astonished when their mother, presumed dead, turns up alive. In this dark film, Ozu's vision of post-war Japan portrays his theme of the sins of one generation affecting the next, illustrated brilliantly by a series of parallels drawn sensitively between characters, which manages to be both compassionate and scathing. Even the seemingly happy ending has an embedded twist. It depicts Ozu's harsh condemnation of modern Japanese society and family life
Sōshun by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A salaryman in postwar Tokyo has an illicit affair with an officemate in this moving portrait of a fragile marriage
Hitori musuko = Only son by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good-natured mother gives up everything to ensure her son's education and future
Chichi ariki = There was a father by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

9 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed high school teacher finds that the more he tries to do what is best for his son's future, the more they are separated
Chichi arikii by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

24 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his wife, a school teacher raises his son alone in Kanazawa. One day the father accompanies his students on a field trip and one is fatally injured. Taking responsibility for the accident, the father puts his son in a boarding school and goes to work in a factory in Tokyo. The son grows up to become a teacher and eventually meets his father again. He expresses his desire to quit his job, move to Tokyo and live together with his father. The father is horrified at this idea and admonishes his son to return to his work and not put his own feelings above his responsibilities
Silent Ozu : three family comedies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late twenties and early thirties, Yasujiro Ozu was working steadily for Shochiku studios, honing his craft on dozens of silent films in various genres, from romantic melodramas to college comedies to gangster pictures -- and, of course, movies about families. In these three droll domestic films -- Tokyo Chorus, I Was Born, But, and Passing Fancy, presented here with all-new scores by renowned silent-film composer Donald Sosin -- Ozu movingly and humorously depicts middle-class struggles and the resentments between children and parents, establishing the emotional and aesthetic delicacy with which he would transform the landscape of cinema
Late Ozu by Setsuko Hara( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu directed fifty-three feature films over the course of his long career. Yet it was in the final decade of his life, his "old master" phase, that he entered his artistic prime. Centered more than ever on the modern sensibilities of the younger generation, these delicate family dramas are marked by an exquisite formal elegance and emotional sensitivity about birth and death, love and marriage, and all the accompanying joys and loneliness. Along with such better-known films as Floating Weeds and An Autumn Afternoon, these five works illustrate the worldly wisdom of one of cinema's great artists at the height of his powers."--Publisher
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Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story
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Maki, James

Maki, James 1903-1963

Odu, Yasujirō

Osu, Jasudschiro 1903-1963

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Ozu Yasujirō japanischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Ozu, Yasuziro

Ozuyasu 1903-1963

Schwarz, Ernst 1903-1963

Xiaojin, An'erlang, 1903-1963

Yasujirō Ozu

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