Special 30th : Exquisite Corpse

Tokyo story

Tokyo monogatari

1953
Japan
2h16
Fiction
B&W
Japanese with french subtitles

A film chosen by Jafar Panahi

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.

Cast
Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, So Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Zen Murase
Screenplay
Yasujiro Ozu, Kogo Noda
Photography
Yuharu Atsuta
Sound
Yoshisaburo Seno
Music
Kojun Saito
Art direction
Setsutaro Moriya
Editing
Yoshiyasu Hamamura
Production
Shochiku Company

RESTORED PRINT

** This is not the last frame of Tokyo Story but another image from the film, chosen and sent by Jafar Panahi, in response to our game proposal.

Films in the Retrospective