Director: Yasujirō Ozu
Cast includes: Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Sô Yamamura
Join us for classic sundays and vote for your greatest film of all time!
136 mins/ 1953 / Japan, subtitles

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Sight and Sound's 'Top 100 Greatest Films of all time' is the critics poll the magazine takes each decade with more than 1,600 critics, to test the temperature of what is considered a classic!

This year, we are screening one of the choices from the poll each month, as part of our new Sunday Classics series. At the screenings, we invite you to join the conversation and vote for YOUR own classic, which we'll screen at the end of 2024 as part of our very own Audience Poll! 

A constant fixture in critic’s polls, Yasujirō Ozu’s most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo Story, comes in at number 4 and is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly husband and wife’s visit to Tokyo to see their grown-up children, Ozu draws a compelling contrast between the measured dignity of age and the hurried insensitivity of a younger generation.

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