Masters of Asian Cinema: Yasujiro Ozu and Hou Hsiao-hsien

2/19/10 to 2/20/10

Compare and contrast: a rare early work by Ozu and a modern classic by Hou, offered in conjunction with a conference on Ozu and his cinematic legacy.

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  • That Night’s Wife, February 19|© Shochiku

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  • A City of Sadness

    • Saturday, February 20 8:00 pm

    Hou Hsiao-hsien (Taiwan, 1989). A family lives through Taiwan's independence from Japan, and later political crackdown, in Hou's masterpiece, starring Hong Kong superstar Tony Leung. “One of the supreme masterworks of contemporary cinema.”-Jonathan Rosenbaum (158 mins)

  • That Night's Wife

    • Friday, February 19 7:00 pm

    Yasujiro Ozu (Japan, 1930). Judith Rosenberg on piano. Ozu tweaks the conventions of the American-style crime melodrama even as he employs them in this rarely screened thriller. (67 mins)