This week, we’re taking an in-depth look at the life and legacy of Ozu Yasujiro, one of Japan’s most famous directors — despite the fact that it’s really only in the last decade and a half of his life that he had the freedom to make the films he wanted to make!
Joo, Woojeong. The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the EVeryday
Richie, Donald. “Yasujiro Ozu: A Biographical Filmography.” Film Comment 7, No 1 (Spring, 1971)
Richie, Donald. Ozu: His Life and Films.
Bordwell, David. Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema.
An excellent film essay on Ozu’s style.
Roger Ebert talks Ozu for the Criterion Collection