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Toronto Silent Film Festival 2013: Ozu’s ‘Tokyo Chorus’ sings in counterpoint to The Crowd

6 April 2013 2:25 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tokyo Chorus

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

Written by Kôgo Noda

Japan, 1931

After launching its 2013 schedule with one of the most unrelentingly somber works of art ever committed to celluloid, the Tsff took a more genial tack on the second night of its run. Revered for his celebrated series of post-World War Two family melodramas, Yasujirô Ozu actually began his career as a comedic filmmaker – and this rambunctious movie (which befited immensely from keyboardist Laura Silberberg’s jaunty live accompaniment) reflects that. As special guest speaker (and Shinsedai Cinema Festival co-programmer and co-director) Chris MaGee argued during his introductory remarks, Tokyo Chorus occupies a crucial place in Ozu’s oeuvre, announcing a “familial turn” that would eventually produce masterpieces like Late Spring (1949) and Tokyo Story (1953).

The intense dramatics of those later efforts are mostly absent from Tokyo Chorus, but that does not mean that this isn’t a serious film. In fact, »

- David Fiore

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