The film shall have live music accompaniment.
Further details of this acclaimed film can be accessed below and at the website.
Digital restoration of silent films with live music
State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium Macquarie Street
Easter Monday April 6 State Library 2 pm
I Was Born, But….. Umarete wa mita keredo (1932) 90 minutes
with English and Japanese subtitles
… Director Yasujiro Ozu starring Tatsuo Saito
This charming and delightful film by Yasujiro Ozu, one of Japan’s most highly esteemed directors, is a beautiful work of art that paints a story in very subtle tones and yet leaves a permanent impression on the viewer’s mind and soul.
I Was Born, But… is a family story seen from the viewpoint of two small boys who see the world through very different eyes. Ozu creates this perspective so effectively that viewers are amused as they are reminded of their own childhood. But playing hooky from school and faking exam results are no laughing matter for the parents who are struggling with problems the children cannot begin to fathom.
Ozu received high acclaim for his special cinematic style in directing movies of the 1940s and ‘50s, and is best remembered for his realistic portrayals of family life in medium-class Japan. He developed a remarkable insight into human nature and relationships which he was able to convey visually in an original and unique style. This is evident in I Was Born, But…, as the two young brothers learn to adapt to a new neighbourhood, a new school and the bullies on their block.
AUSTRALIA'S SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
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