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Yasujirō Ozu was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He began his career during the era of silent films. Ozu first made a number of short comedies, before turning to more serious themes in the 1930s. Marriage and family, especially the relationships between the generations, are prominent themes in Ozu's work. His most lauded films include Late Spring (1949), Tokyo Story (1953), Floating Weeds (1959), and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). His reputation has continued to grow since his death, and he is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential directors. In the 2012 Sight & Sound poll, Ozu's Tokyo Story was voted the greatest film of all time by world directors.
Saturday, December 12, 1903, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Thursday, December 12, 1963
1934 A Story of Floating WeedsStory and Director 1936 The Only SonStory and Director 1949 Late SpringScreenplay and Director 1951 Early SummerScreenplay and Director 1952 The Flavor of Green Tea Over RiceDirector and Screenplay 1953 Tokyo StoryDirector and Screenplay 1956 Early SpringDirector and Screenplay 1957 Tokyo TwilightScreenplay and Director 1958 Equinox FlowerDirector and Screenplay 1959 Good MorningDirector and Screenplay 1959 Floating WeedsScreenplay and Director 1960 Late AutumnDirector and Screenplay 1961 The End of SummerScreenplay and Director 1962 An Autumn AfternoonDirector and Screenplay 1987 Wings of DesireIn Memory OfLimited to the 15 most popular items