I Was Born, But…
Woman of Tokyo/I Graduated, But…Yasujiro Ozu, 1933/1929
We're thrilled to present these two silent films (and one fragment) by the great Yasujiro Ozu accompanied by live music from two of Columbus's most-accomplished musicians—Larry Marotta and Sue Harshe.
One of Ozu's most beloved films, I Was Born, But… is a poignant, humor-filled depiction of childhood focused on two young brothers who are embarrassed by their father’s station in life. (100 mins., 35mm) Larry Marotta provides live music for this film.
The sober melodrama Woman of Tokyo finds the engagement between a young couple threatened when rumors surface that the groom-to-be's sister has a secret life as a prostitute. (47 mins., 35mm) Sue Harshe provides music for this film.
The fragment of I Graduated, But… shown here is the only footage that survives from a feature regarded as the first expression of Ozu's definitive style. (14 mins., 35mm)
Copresented by Ohio State's East Asian Studies Center.
$5 senior citizens
$7 general public
Rohauer Collection Foundation
SUPPORT FOR KINEMA JAPAN
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council