Saturday, Apr 8 at 12:45 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu. 1953, 136 mins. 35mm. In Japanese with subtitles. With Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara. Throughout his extraordinary career, Ozu explored universal themes, including the generational tensions of family life, and the ongoing clash between modernity and tradition. This quiet and haunting masterpiece follows an aging couple on a journey from their rural village to visit their married children in bustling postwar Tokyo. A portrait of disappointment and love, etched with the simplest but most profound cinematic technique, Tokyo Story has long been considered one of the movies’ purest expressions of humanity in all its flaws and generosity, recently named the fourth greatest movie ever made in the 2022 Sight & Sound international critics’ poll.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.