An extremely lovely tribute to Ozu, on the 20th anniversary of his death. It uses a combination of footage from vintage films and new material (both interviews and Ozu-related locations) shot by Ozu’s long-time camera-man (who came out of retirement to work on this). Surprisingly (or perhaps not), it focuses less on Ozu’s accomplishments as a film-maker than on his impact on the lives of the people he worked with. One of the best films of this type I’ve ever seen. –Michael Kerpan
This is a great documentary about the greatest director who ever lived. It was interesting to see how Ozu was a strong filmmaker even in his early days. The film made me want to watch all of Ozu's films even more. I can't wait to continue experiencing the works of this Japanese master.