Not Held at Japan Society – Tokyo Stories: Yasujiro Ozu at The Brooklyn Academy of Music

July 6, 2004
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July 6 – August 24

Often relegated to Kurosawa’s shadow in the pantheon of Japanese film directors, Yasujiro Ozu’s work remains ripe for rediscovery by a new generation. Never as flashy or action-packed as Kurosawa, Ozu was influenced by elements as diverse as Japanese woodcuts and the films of Ernst Lubitsch. His rigorously formal style (shooting from low vantage points and employing non-western editing) allowed him more freedom to explore the minutiae of everyday life with dignity and humor. And while his films do focus almost exclusively on day-to-day life in Japan, his work transcends ideas of national identity to make emotional connections with any viewer. The Brooklyn Academy of Music is proud to present seventeen films by this legendary director, often considered “the most Japanese of Japanese filmmakers.” All films directed by Yasujiro Ozu, and in Japanese with English subtitles.

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The Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217


  • July 6, 2004 – August 24, 2004