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The Only Son

Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28, 2015

35mm print

Yasujiro Ozu’s first talkie, the uncommonly poignant THE ONLY SON is among the Japanese director’s greatest works. In its simple story about a good-natured mother who gives up everything to ensure her son’s education and future, Ozu touches on universal themes of sacrifice, family, love, and disappointment. Spanning many years, THE ONLY SON is a family portrait in miniature, shot and edited with its maker’s customary exquisite control. – Janus Films

  • Country Japan
  • Language In Japanese with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1936
  • Running Time 81 minutes
  • Director Yasujiro Ozu