Yasujirō Ozu

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Yasujirō Ozu was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.wikipedia
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I Was Born, But...

Umarete wa mita keredo
In 1932, his I Was Born, But..., a comedy about childhood with serious overtones, was received by movie critics as the first notable work of social criticism in Japanese cinema, winning Ozu wide acclaim.
I Was Born, But... (大人の見る絵本 生れてはみたけれど Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo "An Adult's Picture Book View — I Was Born, But...") is a 1932 black-and-white Japanese silent film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

Woman of Tokyo

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Woman of Tokyo is a 1933 Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

Dragnet Girl

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Dragnet Girl is a 1933 Japanese silent gangster film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

A Mother Should be Loved

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A Mother Should be Loved is a 1934 Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, the first and last reels of which have been lost.

Citizen Kane

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He was particularly impressed with Orson Welles's Citizen Kane.
Yasujirō Ozu said it was his favorite non-Japanese film and was impressed by its techniques.

Directors Guild of Japan

He served as president of the Directors Guild of Japan from 1955 to his death in 1963.
Past presidents were Minoru Murata (1936–37), Kenji Mizoguchi (1937–43, 1949–55), Yasujirō Ozu (1955–63), Heinosuke Gosho (1964–80), Nagisa Ōshima (1980–96), Kinji Fukasaku (1996–2003) and Yōji Yamada (2003–04).

A Story of Floating Weeds

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A Story of Floating Weeds is a 1934 silent film directed by Yasujirō Ozu which he later remade as Floating Weeds in 1959 in color.

Passing Fancy

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Passing Fancy is a 1933 silent movie produced by Shochiku Company, directed by Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu and starring Takeshi Sakamoto, Nobuko Fushimi, Den Obinata and Chouko Iida.

The Only Son (1936 film)

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Like the rest of Japan's cinema industry, Ozu was slow to switch to the production of talkies: his first film with a dialogue sound-track was The Only Son in 1936, five years after Japan's first talking film, Heinosuke Gosho's The Neighbor's Wife and Mine.
The Only Son is a 1936 film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Chōko Iida and Shin'ichi Himori.

Until the Day We Meet Again

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It was the first sound film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

Late Spring

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His most widely acclaimed films include Late Spring (1949), Tokyo Story (1953), Floating Weeds (1959), and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). Ozu's films from the late 1940s onward were favorably received, and the entries in the so-called "Noriko trilogy" (starring Setsuko Hara) of Late Spring (1949), Early Summer (1951), and Tokyo Story (1953) are among his most acclaimed works, with Tokyo Story widely considered his masterpiece.
Late Spring is a 1949 Japanese drama film, directed by Yasujirō Ozu and produced by the Shochiku studio.

An Inn in Tokyo

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An Inn in Tokyo is a 1935 silent film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

Record of a Tenement Gentleman

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His first film released after the war was The Record of a Tenement Gentleman in 1947.
Record of a Tenement Gentleman is a Japanese film written and directed by Yasujirō Ozu in 1947.

What Did the Lady Forget?

Shukujo wa nani wo wasureta ka
is a 1937 Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

Early Summer

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Ozu's films from the late 1940s onward were favorably received, and the entries in the so-called "Noriko trilogy" (starring Setsuko Hara) of Late Spring (1949), Early Summer (1951), and Tokyo Story (1953) are among his most acclaimed works, with Tokyo Story widely considered his masterpiece.
Early Summer is a 1951 film by Yasujirō Ozu.

Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family

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The first film Ozu made on his return was the critically and commercially successful Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family, released in 1941.
Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family is a 1941 Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

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In 1939, he wrote the first draft of the script for The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice but shelved it due to extensive changes insisted on by military censors.
Tea Over Rice or The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a 1952 Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu.

Tokyo Story

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His most widely acclaimed films include Late Spring (1949), Tokyo Story (1953), Floating Weeds (1959), and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). Ozu's films from the late 1940s onward were favorably received, and the entries in the so-called "Noriko trilogy" (starring Setsuko Hara) of Late Spring (1949), Early Summer (1951), and Tokyo Story (1953) are among his most acclaimed works, with Tokyo Story widely considered his masterpiece.
is a 1953 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu and starring Chishū Ryū and Chieko Higashiyama.

Early Spring (1956 film)

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Early Spring is a 1956 film by Yasujirō Ozu about a married salaryman (Ryō Ikebe) who escapes the monotony of married life and his work at a fire brick manufacturing company by beginning an affair with a fellow office worker (Keiko Kishi).

The Munekata Sisters

The Munekata Sisters is a 1950 drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu and starring Kinuyo Tanaka and Hideko Takamine.

A Hen in the Wind

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A Hen in the Wind is a 1948 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Kinuyo Tanaka and Shūji Sano.

Tokyo Twilight

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Tokyo Twilight is a 1957 Japanese drama film by Yasujirō Ozu.

Engaku-ji

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The grave he shares with his mother at Engaku-ji in Kamakura bears no name—just the character mu ("nothingness").

Floating Weeds

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His most widely acclaimed films include Late Spring (1949), Tokyo Story (1953), Floating Weeds (1959), and An Autumn Afternoon (1962).
Floating Weeds is a 1959 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Ganjirō Nakamura and Machiko Kyō.

Wim Wenders

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In the Wim Wenders documentary film Tokyo-Ga, the director travels to Japan to explore the world of Ozu, interviewing both Chishū Ryū and Yuharu Atsuta.