Everyday Life in Japan: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro on Sunday, March 15, 2020 [CANCELLED]
(Innis Town Hall will also be CLOSED on Sunday, March 15, 2020.)
The health, safety and well-being of our patrons, volunteers and staff members is important to us.
Due to the current circumstances beyond our control with the COVID-19, we regret to inform you that the film screening series Everyday Life in Japan: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro taking place on Sunday, March 15, 2020 has been CANCELLED.
March 15, 2020 3:00 PM Early Spring 早春 CANCELLED
March 15, 2020 6:30 PM Floating Weeds浮草 CANCELLED
We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may have caused, and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation. In the meantime, we will work on having this event at a later date this year. Please continue to check our website and newsletters for updates. When the opportunity arises, we hope to see you again to watch the Everyday Life in Japan: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro.
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Everyday Life in Japan: The Post-War Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro
Co-presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5 Admission free, registration required, films in Japanese with English subtitles New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
March 15, 2020 6:30 PM
Floating Weeds 浮草
Directed by OZU Yasujiro, 1959, 119 min. In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic A Story of Floating Weeds in color with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. Together, the films offer a unique glimpse into the evolution of one of cinema’s greatest directors. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating Weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life. RETURN TO LIST OF ALL FILMS IN THIS SERIES > Co-Presented by: