The set contains five wonderful works of art by Japanese master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. Made directly after Tokyo Story, these titles show Ozu at the top of the game, both visually and narratively. Elegant, humorous, rich with joy and sadness, these films further demonstrate why Ozu has become synonymous with the word cinema.
This five-disc set includes:
A married salaryman in postwar Tokyo enters into an affair with an office mate in this moving portrait of a fragile marriage.
In the dead of winter, past and present traumas afflict two sisters and their aging father in this, one of Ozu's most heartbreaking and powerful works.
In Ozu's first color film, a stubborn businessman who disapproves of his daughter's fiance must learn to embrace modern romance.
Ozu regular Setsuko Hara, once the marrying child in Late Spring, becomes the parent in this poignant tale of the bonds between mother and daughter.
The End of Summer
Ozu's second-to-last film blends comedy and tragedy to tell the story of three sisters who are stunned to discover that their aging father has taken up with his former mistress.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.