BBC Radio’s Night Waves aired a show on Ozu’s Tokyo Story (東京物語), which was voted #1 (the best film of all time) in the British Film Institute’s 2012 Sight & Sound Directors Top Ten, beating out Citizen Kane.* On the 60th anniversary of the film, actor Richard Wilson, Professor Naoko Shimazu, and film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh analyze the film and its impact on cinema.
This panel is a great resource for students of Japanese film–sure takes me back to my Japanese film classes at DU! Listen to the full discussion on BBC Radio 3′s site. For more on Ozu’s oeuvre, check out Thom Andersen’s “Ozu Yasujirô: the master of time” on the BFI.
*Sight & Sound Magazine chose Vertigo as #1, with Tokyo Story as #3.