Drama • 1953 • 2 hr 17 min
A Touching film, with a poignant story about the importance of cherishing every single moment of life
A wildly innovative and deeply emotional tale about family and the golden years of life.
A great film about ageing parents and their children. This felt personal and the beautiful still shots by Ozu were amazing
Gorgeous looking film, moves at a snails pace with such a simple story it’s hard not to see where it’s going. Still, everyone should see it
Very well made, just a bit too slow for my liking. The impact is felt though
A hauntingly beautiful representation of the societal abandonment of the family. One of the most honest, most authentic films ever made.
A poignant capture of the value of life. It’s the peak of cinema’s connection with reality.
It covers the mundane and tragic aspects of life in a way that never feels disingenuous or maudlin. Thought provoking, honest and engaging.
Tokyo Story is painfully honest about family, but there’s something comforting about the fact we all experience a version of this story.
The storyline is slow but deeply moving. A open window into the brutally honest portrayal of Japanese family culture in the 50s.
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