Melbourne Cinémathèque The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Tokyo Twilight

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Japan’s restrictive postwar social structures for women and the secrets they engender, typical themes for the director, are exposed in this methodically grim but pictorially beautiful opus.

Featuring astonishing performances by iconic actresses Setsuko Hara and Ineko Arima, as the sisters whose unhappy lives and loves are revealed to have their source in their parents own failed hopes, Ozu’s final film in monochrome is propelled by a meticulously minimalist sound design.