Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ozu revisited

 110 birth anniversary of the filmmaker

Fantastic! Film studio Shochiku Co. will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of legendary director Yasujiro Ozu this year by making digitally restored versions of four of his color films and staging special events.

"An Autumn Afternoon" will be screened for the first time at the Cannes International Film Festival starting Wednesday, while the refurbished version of "Equinox Flower" will be shown at the Venice Film Festival later this year!

Ozu series will start June 22 at the Cine Nouveau theater in Osaka, while all of his works will be screened at the Jimbocho Theatre in Tokyo starting Nov. 23 (Kyodo, Japan Times)


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