Tokyo Twilight ★★★

Original Title: 東京暮色
Year of Release: 1957
Genres: Drama
Director: Yasujirō Ozu
Writers: Kōgo Noda, Yasujirō Ozu
Main Cast: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishū Ryū, Isuzu Yamada, Teiji Takahashi, Masami Taura

Just look at my more recent Ozu reviews, and you know exactly how I feel about him in general. This is yet another example of an interesting enough dramatic family story, with a more intriguing premise than most, but the director's fascination with the mundane and the simple things in life kept me from ever being truly engrossed in what was happening. This more so than the others really had me struggling to keep my attention focused on what was going on, and it being one of the longest of Ozu's films does not help. If you want a more interesting take on the film, there are plenty of fans of the director that analyze his filmography in an academic fashion, and props to them!

Story: 7
Directing: 8
Cinematography: 9
Acting: 9
Sound: 8
Visual Effects: 8.5


Violence & Gore: 2
Sex & Nudity: 0
Drugs & Profanity: 0
Intensity & Horror: 2

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