Magazine article Screen International

Shochiku Plans Ozu 110th Anniversary Project

Magazine article Screen International

Shochiku Plans Ozu 110th Anniversary Project

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Following its success with the Kinoshita centennial initiative, Japanese studio Shochiku is planning a major restoration and screening project to market the 110th anniversary of the birth of Yasujiro Ozu.

The project kicks off with the screening of a restored version of Ozu's Tokyo Story at the Berlinale (February 14), the first in a series of restorations of Ozu classics, with titles to be announced at a later date. Yoji Yamada' Tokyo Family, also screening in Berlinale, is a homage to the film.

Shochiku is also planning a series of screenings of Ozu titles in Japan in December and a travelling retrospective, as it has done with the films of Keisuke Kinoshita over the past year. The Kinoshita classics have screened at Cannes, Venice and Berlin, along with many smaller festivals. …

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