An Inn in Tokyo (1935), directed by Yasujirô Ozu
The silent film by Ozu is brilliant both in its simple telling of the story and its development of the characters. The film is about a father, Kihachi, who has two small sons and is looking for work, so they can eat. He meets a young mother with a daughter and for a while she is out of the film. Near the end of his rope, he runs into an old female friend, who finds work for him and enables the boys to go to school. The young mother has come to the town with her daughter and he looks to help her, but is also interested in her. As simple as this sounds, the film is wrought with emotion, and is brilliant in that your own thoughts could be somewhat mixed about this.
An Inn in Tokyo is a silent film featuring benshi narrator Kataoka Ichiro, 80 min., Not Rated. Cosponsored by IU Cinema
Admission will be free, but tickets will be required. Tickets may be obtained through the IU Auditorium Box Office, Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and in the IU Cinema lobby 30 minutes prior to the screening.