Yasujiro Ozu( Japanese film director)
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Biography Yasujiro Ozu
Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) - Japanese film director, one of the 'three fathers of the Japanese cinema' (Ozu, Kurosawa, Mizoguchi). Born in a family of merchant fertilizers in Tokyo. Since 1913. the insistence of his father lived in the province of Mie.
In 1922, Mr.. Ozu started his professional career as an assistant teacher in a village primary school. Since 1923, Mr.. He - assistant operator film company 'Shochiku'. In 1927, Mr.. it was created first screenplay, and filmed the first movie on a historical theme - 'Blade of repentance', after which he proceeded to close the director's work and changed the historical subject in a more modern.
Over the following years Yasujiro Ozu shot 53 film (preserved on film 36), most of whom entered the golden fund of not only Japan but also world cinema. Since 1936. Ozu began to shoot talkies, but was soon drafted into the army and fought in China. Returning in 1938. home, he resumed his creative work, but in 1943. again got to the front, this time as a war correspondent.
First Ozu films were comedies, created in imitation of American cinema. Later he found his own unique style, which gained enormous popularity and gave impetus to many imitations and creative imitation.
In Japan, Ozu was still alive was considered the greatest of directors. All of his films - is uncomplicated, but very heartfelt and public drama and comedy of life of ordinary citizens. The object of his interest - it is the family, spouse, marriage, the tragedy of human existence, destruction, death, loneliness.
Creativity Yasujiro Ozu is based on the Buddhist belief that our world and life in him as the person subject to a simple and universal laws of being, and everything in front of these laws are, helpless and lonely. True to this conviction and has a refined taste, Ozu was able to achieve a combination of special artistic techniques and noble simplicity of Buddhist.
Since 1955. Secretary General of the Association of Japanese filmmakers.