Drifting Weeds* (Ukigusa)

  • 1959 ----- color ----- 128 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Yasujiro Ozu; with Machiko Kyo, Ganjiro Nakamura) Presents the bittersweet story of the pleasures and travails of a group of itinerant Kabuki actors who return to the remote island where the leader of the group has had a son by a woman he left behind. The son is now grown, and the leader must come to terms with his own failures as a parent while accepting his life as an actor. (In Japanese with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Asian Languages and Literature, Far Eastern Studies, Motion Pictures: Features)