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This edition: Tokyo Story

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Episode Details

First aired: October 29, 2016.

(1953, Drama, b&w, Japanese | English) Director: Yasujiro Ozu. Writers: Kogo Noda (scenario), Yasujiro Ozu (scenario). Stars: Chisho Ryo, Chieko Higashiyama, So Yamamura. An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality. Discussion guest: Julia Alekseyeva, Brooklyn College.

Guest List

Julia Alekseyeva Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn College