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Michael Wood: Yasujiro Ozu, 25 February 2010

Yasujiro Ozu Season 
BFI Southbank 2010, until 28 February 2010Show More
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... associate with locations from Dracula, or Goodfellas. But we can’t inhabit the films of Yasujiro Ozu, and we can’t find his world in ours. This is not because the films don’t create worlds, or because we can’t understand or sympathise with what goes on in them. It is because Ozu so scrupulously and adamantly situates ...

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Michael Wood: ‘An Autumn Afternoon’, 21 May 2014

An Autumn Afternoon 
directed by Yasujirō Ozu.
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... What does​ a wedding look like in an Ozu film? Two large hired cars outside an anonymous block of flats. Inside the building, father and elder brother in sleek Western morning suits, younger brother in smart but more casual clothes. Sister-in-law very tidy in black traditional Japanese dress. Bride cloaked in a mountainous confection of pink and white silk, topped by a hat that looks like a small but heavy monument ...

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