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Geneva Art Film Club - Tokyo Story by Yasujiro Ozu
Geneva Art Film Club - Tokyo Story by Yasujiro Ozu Picture
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 @ 18:30
Rue de Carouge 98, 1205, Geneva
Please note the earlier start time of this film (6.45 prompt) due to its length.

“Ozu’s examination of the slow fracturing of the Japanese family in Tokyo Story is filled with quiet resignation, a never-ending acceptance and the realization that tradition is subject to change.”

Nick Wrigley, sensesofcinema.com, 2003

The elderly Shukishi (Chishu Ryu) and his wife, Tomi (Chieko Higashiyama), take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi (Sô Yamamura), a doctor, and their daughter, Shige (Haruko Sugimura), a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko (Setsuko Hara), the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

Making it to number 1 on the British Film Institute’s directors’ top 100 films of all time, and to number 3 on the critics’ list, this highly-acclaimed 1953 film contributed to the growing reputation of Japanese cinema in the west. This film also placed at number 4 in the Guardian's Best 25 arthouse films of all time.

Try and make it to the MLC Librairie Café for 6.30 to get a drink and have a chat, then we'll have a brief introduction to the director and film, and start the film promptly shortly after 6.45, with time afterwards to discuss. Please do try to be on time out of respect for others watching the film.

As usual, the film will be shown in the original version with English subtitles. Although there is no cost to this screening, I will ask you to buy a 1 Franc raffle ticket in order to have the chance of taking the DVD home with you. It is also helpful to Francis, whose premises we are using, if you buy a drink.
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