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August 19 ~ Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959)
119 min., 35mm
Yazujiro Ozu, Director

"It is impossible to select Ozu's best film... For me, Floating Weeds is like a familiar piece of music I can turn to for reassurance and consolation." -- Roger Ebert

In this detailed, observational melodrama, a philandering, down-on-his-luck kabuki performer has to come to terms with the son he never knew - and the women he's cast aside. Japanese with English subtitles.

(Print provided by the Japan Foundation. Permission from Janus Films.)


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