Friday, July 17, 2020

Tokyo Story - Movie

1953. Yasujiro Ozu.

An old couple from a distant seaside village go to Tokyo to visit their children - a son who is a doctor, a daughter who runs a beauty parlour and a widowed daughter in law who has lost her husband to war. A younger son lives in Osaka on the way to Tokyo so he meets them at the station. The youngest daughter lives with them. How the old couple realise that their children are not as well settled as they thought they were, and how they have changed and become selfish people, while their daughter-in-law treats them with kindness and thoughtfulness. The old couple leaves for home earlier than they planned, disappointed with their children.

Gives a wonderful insight into life of those times.

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