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The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Plot Synopsis:

One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a subtly piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife’s city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband’s small-town simplicity, and a generational sea change—in the form of their headstrong, modern niece—sweeps over their household. The director’s abiding concern with family dynamics receives one of its most spirited treatments, with a wry, tender humor and buoyant expansiveness that moves the action from the home into the baseball stadiums, pachinko parlors, and ramen shops of postwar Tokyo.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 27th, 2019
    Movie Release Year: 1952
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:116 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:Japanese LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:What Did the Lady Forget?, a 1937 feature by director Yasujiro OzuNew interview with film scholar David BordwellOzu & Noda: Tateshina Diaries, a new documentary by Daniel Raim on Ozu’s relationship with longtime screenwriter Kogo NodaPLUS: An essay by scholar Junji Yoshida