"Ozu: 12 Rooms" embarks on an intimate exploration of the life and work of iconic Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu. Told largely through the director's own words, this documentary feature explores the hidden depths and the profound influences that shaped his timeless artistry.
"Ozu: 12 Rooms" is a captivating documentary feature that commemorates the 120th anniversary of renowned Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu's birth. In collaboration with Shochiku Co., Ltd. and the Ozu estate, Oscar-nominated director Daniel Raim delves deep into Ozu's life and work, weaving a fascinating narrative with a particular focus on his final masterpiece, "An Autumn Afternoon" (1962).
Narrated primarily through Ozu's own words, the documentary reveals an abundance of writings and audio interviews spanning four decades (1916-1962). Audiences are treated to exclusive tours of archives integral to Ozu's art and never-before-seen footage that brings the enigmatic director closer to the viewer.
The film unravels 12 significant aspects of Ozu's life, guiding viewers on a journey through his celebrated directorial accomplishments, his involvement in the Sino-Japanese conflict, and a little-known war film script that never reached the screen, inspired by his experiences in China and infused with his signature deadpan humor.
Featuring new interviews with Ozu's family, actors, colleagues, film scholars, and contemporary directors, "Ozu: 12 Rooms" delves into his distinctive storytelling style, the intricate interplay between tradition and modernity, and the cultural and historical context of his films.
New research in the documentary uncovers the complex family dynamics that profoundly impacted Ozu's life and art, shedding light on the deep poignancy of "An Autumn Afternoon," particularly in the wake of his mother's death during its production.
The documentary also investigates Ozu's unique techniques and enduring influence on filmmakers, highlighting why critic David Bordwell regards him as "the greatest experimental filmmaker" and why "Tokyo Story" was voted "The Greatest Film of All Time" in the 2012 Sight & Sound poll of 358 directors worldwide.
This intimate portrayal of Ozu's life and creative journey offers viewers a rare opportunity to experience his world and art from his perspective. A captivating journey for cinephiles and those curious about the art of filmmaking, "Ozu: 12 Rooms" serves as a testament to the power of cinema, as seen through the eyes of one of its most enigmatic and celebrated masters.
Ozu's life was marked by the number 12. He was born on 12/12/1903 and died 60 years later on his birthday on 12/12/1963. Essentially, we are exploring 12 key aspects of the director's life that are loosely chronological in nature.
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