In Search of Ozu

In Search of Ozu

6 Episodes

In this original documentary, filmmaker Daniel Raim explores Yasujiro Ozu’s late work through the objects that were important to him and the people who knew him best.

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In Search of Ozu
  • In Search of Ozu

    Episode 1

    In this original documentary, filmmaker Daniel Raim explores Yasujiro Ozu’s late work through the objects that were important to him and the people who knew him best.

  • Equinox Flower

    Episode 2

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1958 • Japan

    Later in his career, Ozu started becoming increasingly sympathetic with the younger generation, a shift that was cemented in Equinox Flower, his gorgeously detailed first color film, about an old-fashioned father and his newfangled daughter.

  • Floating Weeds

    Episode 3

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1959 • Japan

    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 ele...

  • Late Autumn

    Episode 4

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1960 • Japan

    The great actress and Ozu regular Setsuko Hara plays a mother gently trying to persuade her daughter to marry in this glowing portrait of family love and conflict; a reworking of Ozu's 1949 masterpiece Late Spring.

  • The End of Summer

    Episode 5

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1961 • Japan

    The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu's most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    Episode 6

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1962 • Japan

    The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man's dignifed resignation to life's shifting currents and society's modernization. Though the widower Shuhei (frequent Ozu leading man Chishu Ryu) has been ...