Ozu Yasujiro

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  • Native name: 小津安二郎
  • Also Known as: James Maki
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 12, 1903
  • Died: December 12, 1963

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Ozu Yasujiro

  • Name: Ozu Yasujiro
  • Native name: 小津安二郎
  • Also Known as: James Maki
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 12, 1903
  • Died: December 12, 1963
Yasujiro Ozu was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He began his career during the era of silent films. Ozu first made a number of short comedies, before turning to more serious themes in the 1930s.

Marriage and family, especially the relationships between the generations, are prominent themes in Ozu's work. His most lauded films include Late Spring (1949), Tokyo Story (1953), Floating Weeds (1959), and An Autumn Afternoon (1962).

His reputation has continued to grow since his death, and he is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential directors. In the 2012 Sight & Sound poll, Ozu's Tokyo Story was voted the greatest film of all time by world directors.
Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
1955 The Moon Has Risen
Movie
6.5
Director
Year Title Type Rating
1951 Early Summer
Movie
8.1
1949 Late Spring
Movie
7.8
1933 Passing Fancy
Movie
5.0
1931 Tokyo Chorus
Movie
8.8
1930 That Night's Wife
Movie
6.8
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
1962 An Autumn Afternoon
Movie
8.2
1961 The End of Summer
Movie
7.4
1960 Late Autumn
Movie
8.2
1959 Floating Weeds
Movie
8.4
1959 Good Morning
Movie
8.2
1958 Equinox Flower
Movie
8.6
1957 Tokyo Twilight
Movie
8.6
1956 Early Spring
Movie
8.0
1953 Tokyo Story
Movie
8.4
1952 The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice
Movie
8.1
1950 The Munekata Sisters
Movie
10.0
1948 A Hen in the Wind
Movie
7.9
1947 Record of a Tenement Gentleman
Movie
8.2
1942 There Was a Father
Movie
8.5
1937 What Did the Lady Forget?
Movie
7.4
1935 An Inn in Tokyo
Movie
8.0
1934 A Story of Floating Weeds
Movie
7.9
1933 Woman of Tokyo
Movie
8.0
1932 I Was Born, But...
Movie
7.9
1931 The Lady and the Beard
Movie
7.7
1929 Days of Youth
Movie
7.0
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