THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE TODA FAMILY
Directed by Yasujirō Ozu
With Mieko Takamine, Shin Saburi, Hideo Fujino
Approx. 105 min. 35mm.
In Japanese with English subtitles
In the wake of the death of a wealthy family’s patriarch, a kind of replay of King Lear and TOKYO STORY (in reverse), mother and youngest sister Mieko Takamine are shunted from household to household—until a return of erstwhile happy-go-lucky youngest son Shin Saburi. Ozu’s first bona fide box office hit and fourth Kinema Junpo “Best One” winner.
“Essential viewing for those enamored of the director’s singular style”
– Richard C. Walls, Detroit Metro Times