Floating Weeds

Floating Weeds

Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu

Friday, October 8 - Monday, October 11, 2010

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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. 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. – Janus Films

NR, 119 Minutes, In Japanese with English subtitles
Japan, 1959

"The sheer beauty of Ozu's exquisite (and typically eccentric) compositions...tell[s] all you need know."
- Time Out (London)

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