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THE FLAVOR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE

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お茶漬けの味

(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.

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"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