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.)
Added by bkerr on June 21, 2005