THE FLAVOR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE
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(1952) At first glance, Shin Saburi seems the thick-headed dullard wife Michiyo Kogure likens to a carp, while she seems a spoiled snob, but then the layers of character peel away, as Keiko Tsushima (7 Samurai) flees from an arranged marriage and eventual yakuza legend Koji Tsuruta extols buying second-hand. And a resolution seems inevitable at the simple plain meal of the title. Approx. 115 min. 35mm.
"Ozu's delicate melodramas (this one dates from his finest period, 1952) avoid any sense of cliche in their restrained, sometimes painfully subtle study of family relationships. Ozu is the master of a difficult and austere style, in which the lack of camera movement sometimes speaks more than the elaborate techniques of his contemporaries."
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader