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TRUE TO FORM: THE FILMS OF YASUJIRO OZU

IF YASUJIRO OZU WAS ONLY JUST BEING DISCOVERED IN THE WEST AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH IN 1963, TODAY THE JAPANESE FILMMAKER’S PLACE IN THE CINEMATIC PANTHEON IS SECURE. IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS MONTH’S NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL CENTENARY RETROSPECTIVE OF OZU’S WORK— FROM HIS FIRST EXTANT SILENT, DAYS OF YOUTH (1929), THROUGH AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON (1962), HIS FINAL FEATURE—WE INVITED FILM HISTORIAN DAVID BORDWELL AND DIRECTOR JIM JARMUSCH TO DISCUSS THE LEGACY OF ONE OF CINEMA’S MOST ORIGINAL STYLISTS.

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