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I Was Born, But…


I Was Born, But… image courtesy of Janus Films.
I Was Born, But…
Yasujiro Ozu, 1932

Woman of Tokyo/I Graduated, But…

Yasujiro Ozu, 1933/1929
Thu, July 28, 2011 7 PM
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.