- A HEN IN THE WIND
1:00 4:30 8:00
2:40 6:10 9:40
2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION
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(1948) With husband Shuji Sano still not back from the war, Kinuyo Tanaka realizes there’s just one way to pay her son’s crippling medical bills. Perhaps Ozu’s darkest work, with bizarre camera angles and cutting, and even violence(!). “Well, everyone has his failures” – Ozu. But still #7 in the Kinema Jumpo poll. Approx. 84 min. 35mm.
1:00, 4:30, 8:00
"The symmetrically structured narrative, concentrating first on the woman's plight, then on the husband's rejection of her and eventual reconciliation, and the outbreak of angry violence extraordinarily heightened against the placid domestic background, leave no doubt where Ozu's sympathies lie and of his concern for the erosion of the traditional family system."
– Derek Adams, Time Out (London)
(1959) Literally, Good Morning. Chishu Ryu’s brash sons sneer at adults’ small talk (their sister Yoshiko Kuga and her shy boyfriend wannabe only talk about the weather), indulge in vigorous farting contests, and go on strike to get that new thing — television! — in unofficial remake of I Was Born, But... Approx. 93 min. 35mm.
2:40, 6:10, 9:40
"Perhaps the most delightful of Ozu's late comedies… The layered compositions of the suburban topography are extraordinary, as are the intricate interweavings of the various characters and miniplots. The title is Japanese for “good morning,” and the film's profound and gentle depiction of social exchanges extends to the farting games of schoolboys. The color photography is vibrant and exquisite."
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader