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1,063 Ratings

Floating Weeds

Ukigusa

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1959
Drama

Synopsis

The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.

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Floating Weeds Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

Critics reviews

It’s such an amazing film. Funny and calm and poignant and then enormously emotional. It’s also a wonderful story about acting and theatre-folk, one of the best. That final family scene is such a killer. How did Ozu do it? His films are not flashy, his camera does not move, and yet within the formal structure of his stories … huge emotion is possible.
March 01, 2015
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