films of Yasujiro Ozu are solemn and serious, and yet their beauty produces an atmosphere of mourning and gentle enjoyment
in the face of fleeting, transient things. The old man in Tokyo Story sits in silence, he watches the ships at sea
and the mountains in the clear light of the afternoon: a painful, but almost serene melancholy.
Austrian Film Museum, Vienna 1988. 72 pages, with 16 b/w illustrations and a complete filmography. In German