EFC II #217 – Tokyo Story (1953)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#217 – Tokyo Story (1953)
Dir. Yasujirō Ozu
Starring: Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, So Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Kyōko Kagawa

The two hundred and seventeenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Yasujirō Ozu’s simple yet moving masterpiece, Tokyo Story.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No. It’s good, but no.

Luke: Yes, one of the best films I’ve seen, just a raw and powerful drama that anyone could relate to.

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EFC II #119 – Floating Weeds {浮草 Ukigusa} (1959)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#119 – Floating Weeds {浮草 Ukigusa} (1959)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Ganjirō Nakamura, Machiko Kyō, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Haruko Sugimura, Ayako Wakao

The one hundred and nineteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu’s contemplative film about a travelling theatre group, Floating Weeds.

Recorded in December 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, though I could see a lot of people not getting on with it. It’s more than worth the shot to give a look.