For my film review, I watched Tokyo Story directed by Yasurijo Ozu, which originally came out in 1953. This film will be a great tool for film teachers and students to learn about different techniques like Ozu's one camera shot from the floor up. Ozu also, uses things like forshawoding of someone's death, a scene of laundry drying up and family. The story is about an elderly couple Shikushi and his wife Tomi, who travel to Tokyo to visit their 2 oldest children, who sadly don't have much time for them, their oldest son Koichi and oldest daughter Shige. The film is a great way to show the passage of time, how children drift from their parents, and the cycle of life. When the elderly couple are in Tokyo, their son a doctor doesn't have muc time for them. So their daughter, Shige who also doesn't seem to have time for them send them to a crowded spa in Atami, to get rid of them. A few days later, they finally decided to go home and not be a burden to their busy children, but Tomi falls ill on the train ride back, which allows them to see their other son. When they finally arrive home in Onomichi. They reliaze that it was their daughter-in-law who was kind and treated them way better than their own children. Then Tomi dies, and they all come for the funeral services, and leave as soon as they can. The final scene shows the elderly SHikushi alone fanning himself and Noriko looking sad on the train back to Tokyo. Film students might find symbolism in the final scenes, a boat sailing away , and the train going by.
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