leadJoin the  BFI in celebrating the extraordinary career of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu in January and February 2010, and win tickets to watch your favourite Ozu at the BFI Southbank.


The two-month special season kicks off when Ozu’s 1953 masterpiece Tokyo Story will be re-released in cinemas nationwide on 1 January. Frequently featured in the top five of the Sight & Sound Critics’ polls, this emotionally piercing film has made Ozu’s reputation in the west.

Tokyo Story explores the spaces between what’s said and what cannot be said, finessing a keen sense of life’s disappointments and the disintegration of Japanese family values.

BFI Southbank will put on a complete retrospective of the master’s surviving work throughout January and February, with extended runs of Tokyo Story and Late Autumn (on release nationwide from 29 January).

For venue listings and more information, click here.

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to watch a film of your choice from the Ozu retrospective at the BFI Southbank in London. To enter, email win@queensofvintage.com quoting ‘ozu’ in the subject line. The winners will be picked at random on midday on 4 January 2010. There is no cash alternative and the usual terms and conditions apply.

Good luck!

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