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Floating Weeds

Friday, October 8 - Monday, October 11, 2010

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

  • Country Japan
  • Language In Japanese with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1959
  • Running Time 119 minutes
  • Director Yasujiro Ozu