Tokyo Story ★★★★★

Was even more moved by this the second time around.
The beauty of Ozu comes from exploring these rich and complex family arrangements and yet it boils down to some essential truths about all our lifes with a bitter and yet graceful simplicity. His use of depth when shooting the daily routine of his characters often pierces through multiple rooms of the house revealing the same layers that can be found in their communication with each other: A, at this point, choreographed dance between honesty and politeness.
And although Ozu jumps right into the quotidian life and constantly reminds us with his carefully crafted shots of the everyday, his stories tend to be set up with such a precision that it makes them appear larger than life. It's a beautiful paradox, like a fairytale in the rain.

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