38 Collections

  • Ozu’s Space Adventures: Editing in PASSING FANCY

    1 season

    Observations on Film Art No. 37

    One of the last Japanese directors to make the transition to sound, Yasujiro Ozu continued making silent pictures until the midthirties. His lovely 1933 domestic drama PASSING FANCY is a gently humorous take on one of his signature themes: the relationship between...

  • In Search of Ozu

    1 season

    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.

  • I Was Born, But . . .

    Movie

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1932 • Japan

    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 bullie...

  • The End of Summer

    Movie

    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.

  • Late Autumn

    Movie

    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.

  • An Autumn Afternoon
    Movie + 3 extras

    An Autumn Afternoon

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1962 • Japan
    Starring Chishu Ryu, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada

    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...

47 Videos

  • Ozu & Noda

    Director Yasujiro Ozu collaborated with screenwriter Kogo Noda on twenty-seven films, including THE FLAVOR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE, with the pair often working out of a small house in the mountains of Tateshina, Japan. The following program, created by filmmaker Daniel Raim in 2019, explores their...

  • Ozu’s Films from Behind the Scenes

    This conversation about Yasujiro Ozu and his working methods, produced by the Shochiku film company on the centenary of Ozu’s birth, features a few of his collaborators—child actor and sound and editing assistant Kojiro Suematsu, assistant cameraman Takashi Kawamata, and producer Shizuo Yamanouchi.

  • Talking with Ozu

    Created by Shochiku studios to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of director Yasujiro Ozu’s birth, this 1993 documentary features filmmakers Stanley Kwan, Aki Kaurismäki, Claire Denis, Lindsay Anderson, Paul Schrader, Wim Wenders, and Hou Hsiao-hsien reflecting on the importance of Ozu and hi...

  • In Search of Ozu

    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.

  • I Was Born, But . . .

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1932 • Japan

    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 bullie...

  • The End of Summer

    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.

  • Late Autumn

    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.

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1962 • Japan
    Starring Chishu Ryu, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada

    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...