Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 251: Sat Sep 9

A Story of Floating Weeds (Ozu, 1934): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 11.50am

This 35mm presentation, also screening on September 23rd, is part of the Yasujirō Ozu season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
One of the last of Yasujiro Ozu’s silent films, which he remade toward the end of his career, this 1934 feature has a fairly standard soap-opera plot—the lead actor in an impoverished acting troupe returns to a remote mountain village to meet his illegitimate son for the first time—but, needless to say, the Japanese master works wonders with it. Like other Ozu films of the period, this has a great deal of camera movement; stylistic purification would later lead him to eliminate such expressive devices.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is a link to an extract.

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