Comedy 1932 86 mins Silent Director: Yasujirō Ozu. A young man with Down's syndrome is forced into care after his mother dies, in this sensitive, poignant and naturalistic drama. A stylish, sexy film about a young man’s journey into an unusual form of escort work. Hand-picked. All rights reserved. These are stories of family life involving inevitable rupture, as things change, daughters marry, widowers grow old. A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo Story, is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. Nick Wrigley, sensesofcinema.com, 2003. Chikako (Yoshiko Okada) works hard to pay her brothers Ryoichi’s (Ureo Egawa) college fees, but disaster looms when he learns the true nature of her work. Ozu’s Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941, 100 mins, DVD only). In a Japan recently devastated by World War II a devoted, near-destitute mother turns to prostitution to pay medical bills when her son falls dangerously ill. A constant fixture in critics’ polls, Yasujiro Ozu’s most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. A seemingly ordinary typist moonlights as a fun-loving gangster's moll in one of Ozu's most enduring silent films. Comedy 1937 71 mins Director: Yasujirō Ozu. The final part of Yasujiro Ozu’s loosely connected ‘Noriko’ trilogy is a devastating story of elderly grandparents brushed aside by their self-involved family. Find out about international touring programmes, Find out more about the BFI National Archive, Discover how BFI NETWORK is supporting new and emerging filmmakers, Get help as a new filmmaker and find out about NETWORK, Find out about booking film programmes internationally, Courses, training and conferences for teachers. Prefiguring Tokyo Story’s generational themes, Ozu’s finely-honed family drama, Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family, is also a sharp critique of bourgeois frivolity that achieved great success on its release in war-time Japan. A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. Find out about international touring programmes, BFI Film Academy: opportunities for young creatives, Get funding to progress my creative career, Search the BFI National Archive collections, Read research data and market intelligence, Search for projects funded by National Lottery, Apply for British certification and tax relief, Get help as a new filmmaker and find out about NETWORK, Find out about booking film programmes internationally.