Romaji: Tokyo Kazoku
Director: Yoji Yamada
Writer: Yoji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu
Producer: Hiroshi Fukazawa, Takashi Yajima
Cinematographer: Masashi Chikamori
Release Date: January 19, 2013
Runtime: 146 min.
Genre: Drama / Family
Cast: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yu Aoi
Yasujiro Ozu’s 1953 masterpiece Tokyo Story is regarded by many as the greatest film in the history of Japanese cinema, a finely wrought tale of human fragility amidst the rampant social upheaval of post-war Japan.
In Tokyo Family, 81-year-old modern master Yôji Yamada transports Ozu’s opus to the Japan of today – a country where economic hope has waned and the threat to tradition is more pronounced than ever.
Elderly Shukichi and Tomiko swap their remote island home for Tokyo to spend some time with their three grown-up and very different children. Overcome with the stresses of the city, the kids absently shuffle their parents from one to the other, but when Tomiko has a stroke, everything they thought they valued is thrown into devastating relief…