New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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THE FLOATING WEEDS

February 25, 2000 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Japanese, 1959, 119 minutes, color, 16mm)

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
Starring Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Machiko Kyo, Koji Mitsui
In Japanese with English subtitles

In this powerful drama an itinerant acting troupe visits a tiny seaside community. Its leader is reintroduced to his illegitimate son and the boy's mother, with whom he had an affair 12 years before. Ozu directed the same story as a silent film in 1934.

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