Not Rated | | Drama
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.
Although made in the early 50s alongside many other Japanese films now considered classics - Rashomon (1950), Ugetsu (1953) and Gate of Hell (1953) - this didn't receive US release until 1964, by which time 'Yasujiro Ozu' was already dead.
I'm surprised how children change. Shige used to be much nicer before. A married daughter is like a stranger.
Tomi Hirayama: Koichi has changed too. He used to be such a nice boy.
Shukichi Hirayama: Children don't live up to their parents' expectations. Let's just be happy that ...
At timer mark 1:45:46, when the children are visiting their mother at home and leave the room to talk with the father in an adjoining room, just as they sit on the floor, you see the shadow of the boom-mic just drop into the scene and back out again, just over the sons head on the top right of the screen. This shadow is well into the frame against the edge of what appears to be a bookshelf and should not be considered a masking mistake of the projectionist.
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