Silent Ozu: Days Of Youth (1929)
With David Robinson
Dir: Yasujirô Ozu JP 103mins U
The oldest known surviving film by legendary Japanese director Yasujirô Ozu, with an introduction by film historian David Robinson. Ozu’s debut feature film ‘Days of Youth’ is a carefree and joyful romantic comedy that follows the extravagant efforts of two men unknowingly competing for the same girl.
Made in the director’s student days, it is his most lighthearted film and although it’s very different to his later work, a keen eye could certainly spot how this film helped shape the incredible career he had ahead of him.
With live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.