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FILM I MALMÖ PRESENTS
Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
SYPNOPSIS: An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but receive little attention.
WHAT WE SAY: Time to revisit this “classic classic” (according to Bong Joon Ho) as we abide by COVID19 restrictions that prohibit us from visiting elderly parents. Presently, the film’s implicit critique of modern society remains as timeless as its beautiful cinematography, editing and dialogue. However, as life is transformed by the present pandemic now is a time to take the film’s critique to heart by reconstructing a society with renewed appreciation for time spent with parents and grandparents. Although Tokyo Story is a multigenerational, heteronormative family tale, the director, Yasujirō Ozu was likely a homosexual living in a traditional society that strictly forbid it and probably used this personal insight to inform Late Spring, another excellent film from this era.