by Ozu Yasujiro
Director: Ozu Yasujiro
Script: Ozu Yasujiro, Noda Kogo
Cinematographer: Yuuharu Atsuta
Music: Kojun Saito
Cast: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishu Ryu, Isuzu Yamada
9 Passage de la Boule Blanche
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35 mm, B & W, 140 min,
OV Japanese with French Subtitles
Takako has just left her husband to live with her father and sister Akiko in a chic area. The two sisters find out that their mother, whom they thought was dead, might be alive and run a mah-jong salon not far from their home. They cannot understand how their mother could abandon them in this way in the past. As the father of her child-to-be does not face up his responsibilities, Akiko decides to have an abortion.
Tokyo Twilight is Yasujiro Ozu's last Black and White film.
“Ozu was very attached to Tokyo. Among his films many have the city as background and its name is often found in their titles: Tokyo Chorus (1931), Tokyo Kids (1932), Woman of Tokyo (1933), An iIn in Tokyo (1935), Tokyo Story (1953) or Tokyo Twilight (1957). He was born in that city but never wanted to describe it. But his films are filled with it” Kiju Yoshida.