OFDb - Ikite wa mita keredo: Ozu Yasujirô den (1983)Director: Kazuo Inoue Writers: Kazuo Inoue (screenplay), Kazuo Inoue (structure) | 2 more credits » Stars: Ineko Arima, Chikage Awashima, Shôhei Imamura

An extremely lovely tribute to Ozu, on the 20th anniversary of his death. It uses a combination of footage from vintage films and new material (both interviews and Ozu-related locations) shot by Ozu’s long-time camera-man (who came out of retirement to work on this). Surprisingly (or perhaps not), it focuses less on Ozu’s accomplishments as a film-maker than on his impact on the lives of the people he worked with. One of the best films of this type I’ve ever seen.


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