Synopsis     Cinemas     Send and Win     Photo Gallery     BFI DVDs     BFI Printstore
Please download the Flash player to see the trailer

When an elderly couple leave their remote rural home to visit their married son and daughter in Tokyo, they discover that their children’s way of life – and the children themselves – are very different from what they expected. A film of extraordinary emotional power, Ozu’s much loved masterpiece is also a sketch of social and moral changes in defeated, post-war Japan.


Opens 1 January 2010:
» BFI Southbank, London

   Part of the Ozu retrospective at BFI Southbank from
   1 January - 28 February 2010.

» Curzon Mayfair, London
» Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
» Irish Film Institute, Dublin
» Filmhouse, Edinburgh
   Part of a season of Ozu's films throughout January
   and February

» Click here for further venues


Send & Win

Send this e-flier on to as many friends as possible to increase your chance of winning a BFI Mikio Naruse DVD boxset.


Mikio NaruseWin one of three Mikio Naruse box sets by entering our
Send & Win competition!

The boxset contains When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki, 1960), Floating Clouds (Ukigumo, 1955) Late Chrysanthemums (Bangiku, 1958) – three of the Japanese master’s finest films.

» For these and more Japanese films on DVD, visit the BFI Filmstore

BFI Printstore

Visit the BFI Printstore to buy vintage Academy posters and stills from the BFI National Archive, as well as stunning BFI Southbank season posters.

Photo gallery
click to enlarge
click to enlarge
click to enlarge
click to enlarge
click to enlarge
click to enlarge
click to enlarge
click to enlarge
click to enlarge

Shochiku Ofuna Studio Director: Yasujiro Ozu Script: Kogo Noda and Yasujiro Ozu Assistant Director : Kozo Yamamoto Producer: Takashi Yamamoto Cinematography: Yuharu Atsuta Assistant Cinematography: Takashi Kawamata Editing: Yoshiyasu Hamamura Lighting: Itsuo Takashita
Recording: Yoshizaburo Senoo Art Director: Tetsuo Hamada Music: Takanobu Saito Cast: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugiura, So Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Kyoko Kagawa, Eijiro Tono, Nobuo Nakamura, Shiro Osaka,  Hisao Toake, Teruko Nagoya, Mutsuko Sakura, Toyoko Takahashi, Toru Abe, Zen Murase, Mitsuhiro Mori, Toshinosuke Nagao

Sign up for emails

Subscribe to receive emails on BFI News, books and resources, DVDs, the BFI National Archive, Sight & Sound magazine, Artists' film and video plus BFI Southbank and our festivals.