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Yasujiro Ozu on the Arts of Pachinko, Baseball, and Marriage

Yasujiro Ozu's films can often be described as movies in which nothing happens -- nothing except the revelation of a world, its inhabitants, and a deep understanding of their contradictions.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 7: Kenji Mizoguchi to Satyajit Ray

Pushing boundaries seems to be the thread that ties the directors of our seventh day together. From Japanese innovators to Italian iconclasts and Polish provocateurs, the directors that fall between Kenji Mizoguchi and the man who was perhaps India's greatest visual storyteller, Satyajit Ray, all push the form in incredible, surprising ways.

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Yasujiro Ozu's 'Late Autumn' and 'An Autumn Afternoon'

Like a haiku with a rigid structure or a kimono-clad mother, these films are restrained and beautiful.

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An Autumn Afternoon

Ozu is at once alien and ordinary, without allowing this atypical film to be assimilated into some pop culture fashion.

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