fraenkel film festival

Tokyo Story

Selected by Robert Adams

A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema’s mightiest masterpieces.

Part of the Fraenkel Film Festival

Runtime
2h 17m
Year
1953
Director
Yasujirō Ozu
Format
DCP
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese with English Subtitles
First Showing
July 15, 2024

Showtimes

Monday, July 15, 2024 6:00 PM
Location Big Roxie

Note films start right at the listed showtime.
Discounted for members with promo code (email membership@roxie.com for details)
All-films festival passes ($200) and 6-film passes ($72) available here.

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