Floating Weeds

1959 classic Japanese film screening as part of SBMA's Friday Night Films: Artist's Pick.

When: Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Film Screening


Two classic international films were selected by the artist Ori Gersht as sources of inspiration for his work in the exhibit Ori Gersht: Lost in Time. Though no direct corollary exists, Gersht found in these films a dialogue between past and present similar to that in his own oeuvre.

Storyline: Remake of Yasujirô Ozu's 1934 silent classic A Story of Floating Weeds in color with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting Ozu's later version in a seaside location, he otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. In this later version, as in the original, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life. Directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1959

Screening in the Mary Craig Auditorium.

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted June 26, 2011
Last updated June 26, 2011


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