Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family
“Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family prefigures Ozu's later Tokyo Story in its view of children who are too preoccupied with their own affairs to provide for family members in need.... It remains for the black sheep brother of the family to restore proper perspective to the situation, much to the humiliation and indignation of his married siblings. Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family, one of Ozu's most handsome films, abounds with reminders of the growth, turnover, and interrelation of living things.” --Sheldon Renan.
Made in wartime, the original negative of this rare film did not survive the bombing of Tokyo. Hence, the only surviving prints contain some damage.