Yasujiro Ozu’s films so often put a brave face on disappointment that it’s bracing to encounter one where it lives out in the open. Remaking his own silent film A Story of Floating Weeds, the director follows a tattered traveling troupe of actors as they arrive in yet another small town where their leader (Nakamura Ganjirō II) happens to have an old mistress and an illegitimate son. The theatrical setting lends color and incident unusual for Ozu, but his x-ray eye for emotional realism remains unaltered. – LG
1959 Yasujiro Ozu 1.33:1 Color DCP 119 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
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