Yasujiro Ozu (1903-63), one of the greatest cinematic artists, finds universal truths in his tender studies of 20th-century Japanese families. Parents and children, lovers and enemies, traditional country folk and modern city dwellers must come to terms with themselves, each other and a few simple truths: life is both disappointing and wonderful; what is, is. Ozu, an exponent of Zen, embraces contemplative stillness, deep laughter, fleeting beauty, and the stunning, haiku-like revelations of small gestures.
All films in 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles.
Other Films in this Series
Thu Mar 23
The Only Son
Thu March 30
Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum, or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210.
A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis day of, beginning at 7:25 pm for $9 (cash/check only).