EVERYDAY LIFE IN JAPAN: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro [CANCELLED]


Everyday Life in Japan: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro on Sunday, March 15, 2020 [CANCELLED]

(Innis Town Hall will also be CLOSED on Sunday, March 15, 2020.)

The health, safety and well-being of our patrons, volunteers and staff members is important to us.

Due to the current circumstances beyond our control with the COVID-19, we regret to inform you that the film screening series Everyday Life in Japan: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro taking place on Sunday, March 15, 2020 has been CANCELLED.

March 15, 2020 3:00 PM Early Spring 早春 CANCELLED

March 15, 2020 6:30 PM Floating Weeds浮草 CANCELLED

We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may have caused, and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In the meantime, we will work on having this event at a later date this year. Please continue to check our website and newsletters for updates. When the opportunity arises, we hope to see you again to watch the Everyday Life in Japan: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro.

Best regards,

The Japan Foundation, Toronto

EVERYDAY LIFE IN JAPAN: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro [CANCELLED]

Co-presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto

Films Curated by Prof. Michael Raine, Western University

Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5

Admission free, registration required, films in Japanese with English subtitles

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

March 8, 2020 3:00 PM

The Flavour of Green Tea over Rice お茶漬の味

Directed by OZU Yasujiro, 1952, 116 min.
One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by OZU Yasujiro at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a sublimely piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. 

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March 8, 2020 6:00 PM

Tokyo Story 東京物語

Directed by OZU Yasujiro, 1953, 137 min.
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.

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March 15, 2020 3:00 PM [CANCELLED]

Early Spring 早春

Directed by OZU Yasujiro, 1956, 145 min.
Ozu examines life in postwar Japan through the eyes of a young salaryman, dissatisfied with career and marriage, who begins an affair with a flirtatious co-worker.

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March 15, 2020 6:30 PM [CANCELLED]

Floating Weeds浮草 

Directed by OZU Yasujiro, 1959, 119 min.
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.

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Images courtesy of Criterion Collection

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