The film that introduced Yasujiro Ozu, one of Japan’s greatest filmmakers, to American audiences (1953). The camera remains stationary throughout this delicate study of conflicting generations in a modern Japanese family, save for one heartbreaking moment when Ozu tracks around a corner to discover the grandparents, alone and forgotten. A masterpiece, minimalist cinema at its finest and most complex. With Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara. In Japanese with subtitles. 135 min.