A story about this — 5 years ago
this was the most dramatic ozu film i have seen thus far. the usual subtleties are there, but we actually see the height of drama, instead of before and after the fact as in other films. certainly the saddest ive seen, but very good nonetheless. its amazing how much transgressed in two hours. i think my favorite scene is at the beginning, when the grandmother takes her grandson for a walk. absolutely touching.