A Story of Floating Weeds ★★★½

Another family drama courtesy of Ozu, this time revolving the reunion between an unsuccessful actor and his estranged family. Maybe not as tightly paced as his other silent film ‘I was Born’, but the emotional beats are just as effective and the ending more than delivered.

Intrigued to check out the color remakes of these two silent stories (Good Morning and Floating Weeds) to see how Ozu’s style evolved since the 30’s.

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