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Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo

Yasujirô Ozu Japan, 1932

gaffordKINO's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

I love the way Ozu slowly reveals the essence of this film, which relates to the generational gap present in the majority of Ozu's work. The film is cyclical with the same path taken each day to school. Each time revealing something new, like a new behavior or new outlook on life. The train gates always come down, and the train always rumbles by, but the boys and their father change, age, and grow.