Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

2 Episodes

Sons grapple with their complicated feelings for their absent fathers in these sensitive portraits of fractured families. First, a teenage boy’s holiday season is turned upside down by his father’s decision to leave and join a monastery in Georgian director George Sikharulidze’s poignantly understated A NEW YEAR. Then, it’s the wandering patriarch’s return that sets into motion the gentle human drama at the heart of Yasujiro Ozu’s late career triumph FLOATING WEEDS, a remake of his 1934 silent classic A STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS featuring sublime color cinematography by the great Kazuo Miyagawa.

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Daddy Issues
  • A New Year

    Episode 1

    Directed by George Sikharulidze • 2018 • Georgia
    Starring Eka Demetradze, Giorgi Bandzeladze, Demetre Gratiashvili

    In this poignantly understated portrait of everyday resilience, a mother and son face a difficult holiday season when the patriarch of the household announces he is leaving to join ...

  • Floating Weeds

    Episode 2

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1959 • Japan
    Starring Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao

    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 locati...