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on 3 March 2014
Four films, all silent, one from 1929, and the other three from the early 1930s, these are valuable records of Japan as it looked back in these days, when Western encroachment was already evident, and is subtly evidenced by Ozu here, against the background of Japanese student life, in and out of college.
It can be a bit tedious, alas, in parts, as the quality of the film, is variable, and this affects the clarity of the sub-titles at times ; moreover, the progress of the action can be at times very slow, unnecessarily so.
Best viewed just one film at a time.