FOUR NEW YASUJIRO OZU RESTORATIONS
In collaboration with EYE Filmmuseum, and their Japan Restored initiative, we’re honored to present brand-new restorations of four of Yasujiro Ozu’s most cherished classics, including Tokyo Story and Early Spring.
Yasujiro Ozu has been widely touted as the most Japanese of Japanese film directors. In fact, Japanese distributors initially refused to release Ozu’s work abroad, fearing that the West wouldn’t appreciate its subtle beauty at a time when films of Akira Kurosawa and Kenji Mizoguchi were winning award after award at international film festivals. Fortunately, such fears proved to be unfounded and Ozu is now recognized as one of cinema’s truly great filmmakers.