Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story  東京物語

27 June 2019

Open 18:00, Film starts at 18:30, No admittance after 19:00

Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT

020 7465 6500

Thursday 27 June 2019
Open 18:00 / Film starts at 18:30 / No admittance after 19:00
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu / 1953 / 135 mins
(Japanese language with English subtitles)

An enduring masterpiece created in 1953 by Japan’s legendary film director, Yasujiro Ozu. An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi, living in a small fishing village in Hiroshima, visit Tokyo to see their children and grandchildren. Their married children, a local doctor and a hairdresser, are too busy with their own lives to take care of their parents who have travelled such a long way. Shukichi and Tomi are soon sent to Atami, a famous hot-spring resort. On their return from Atami earlier than scheduled, a heartless attitude awaits them. In fact, it is their daughter-in-law, the widow of their second son who went missing in action during the war eight years previously, who welcomes and extends cordial hospitality to them.

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