Yasujirō Ozu

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    Monotonous Perfection: A Closer Look into Ozu’s Early Films Because of the reinvention or the addition to the form of non-linear narrative in a film, Yasujiro Ozu is considered one of the Japanese greatest director. The first impression his films give is that his subjects are the Japanese Family and the stoic construction of the patriarchal figure of the father as a pillar of the Japanese identity. However, I wonder what one can discover if Ozu’s early works are paralleled and scrutinized with different perspectives. Yasujiro Ozu´s films are rooted in the genre of daily lives called by film scholars “shomin-geki”, and thus, it gives a monotonous feeling, but according to Catherine Russell who wrote for Cineaste, the seeming monotony and “passing…

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