Thursday, 14 January 2010

I Was Born, But... - Filmhouse - 13/1/10

An early Ozu silent movie presented here at the Filmhouse with a live pianist.

This was like stepping back in time.

A wonderful look at what cinema in its earliest days would have been.

The film itself is utterly charming as we follow the lives of two young boys as they struggle to overcome local bullies and the shame they feel at their fathers lowly status in the community. As with many of Ozus later films it concerns itself with the lives of middle-ranking Japanese and their day to day existence...which doesn't sound like a recipe for a great night out but that is exactly what this delivered.


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