Early Summer (1951)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Ichiro Sugai, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Setsuko Hara has been promised an arranged marriage in post-war Japan, but too much in the world has changed for her not to challenge this tradition.... Read more

The End of Summer (1961)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Setsuko Hara, Ganjiro Nakamura, Yoko Tsukasa

Aka "Early Autumn". The penultimate film by Yasujiro Ozu examines the difficulties faced by the Kohayagawa family as they struggle to adapt their trad... Read more

Ohayo ( aka Good Morning ) (1959)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Koji Shidara, Haruko Sugimura, Kuniko Miyake, Yoshiko Kuga, Masahiko...

Ozu's hilarious Technicolor reworking of his silent "I Was Born, But...", "Ohayo" ("Good Morning") is the story of two young boys in suburban Tokyo wh... Read more

The Gangster Films (1930)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu

'Walk Cheerfully' 1930. Kenji is a small thief who likes drinking and fighting. When he falls in love with sweet and simple Yazue, and she finds ou... Read more

Tokyo Story (1953)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara

Aka "Tokyo Monogatari". One of the legendary classics of humanist cinema tells the simple, sad story of an elderly couple who travel to Tokyo to visit... Read more

Late Spring (1949)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, Yumeji Tsukioka

One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu's family portraits, "Late Spring" tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his be... Read more

An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Shima Iwashita, Shin-Ichiro Mikami, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada, Chishu Ryu

One of the world's most celebrated filmmakers, Yasujiro Ozu, observes the tangled relationships of Japanese families with an amazing blend of intimacy... Read more

Floating Weeds (1959)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyo, Haruko Sugimura, Hiroshi Kawaguchi

"Floating Weeds" tells the story of a travelling Kabuki acting troupe, led by Komajuro, who arrive in a small coastal town. There, Komajuro is reunite... Read more

The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Koji Tsurata, Chikage Awashima

Influential Japanese auteur Yasujiro Ozu was the master of subtle elegant films that pack a bittersweet emotional punch. Made during his prime in the... Read more