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Floating Weeds (1959)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Criterion double-feature DVD set, along with "A Story of Floating Weeds" (1934).

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Film critic Roger Ebert Rating:8.1/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Lord Bullingdon on October 12th, 2006:Find all reviews by Lord Bullingdon
Not just every shot and ever scene but every inch of the frame is discussed and explored and given a new sense of meaning by the articulate Roger Ebert, whose love of this delightful Ozu film about an everyday family is simply infectious. Listen to a passionate Ebert discussing, for instance, how Ozu could tell how far along he was in the writing process by looking at the bottles of sake he consumed, really gives you a sense of both the film and filmmaker. To listen to Ebert's commentaries is to awaken yourself to the possibilities of film analysis. One day they’ll be doing commentaries about Ebert’s commentaries.
Reviewed by hiviki on June 20th, 2015:Find all reviews by hiviki
a great combination between my favorite japanese director and critic, Floating weed is ozu`s few masterpiece made in color. I saw it several times but, watching it with ebert`s commentary is another pleasure to find lost treasury. You can see part of his commentaries with shot on youtube.