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Journal: Film Quarterly
Film Quarterly (2008) 61 (4): 24–32.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Joan Mellen This essay reflects on the shared qualities of the late works of Yasujiro Ozu and Mikio Naruse. Both worked in the shomin-geki genre of middle-class life, depicting the often unhappy social conditions, notably among women, in post-war Japan. But while Ozu is tender and pitying, Naruse...