OZU IN COLORS
"The Fall of a Filmmaker"
About Ozu's 6 Color Movies
by Pascal-Alex Vincent
Book offered in the Ozu Christmas Packs
Yasujiro Ozu is one of the most famous directors in the history of cinema. He was both actor and witness to the golden age of the studios, directing films from the 1920s to the 1960s. His style and vision make him one of the great artists of the twentieth century, and he is today one of the most celebrated Japanese personalities in the world.
This book proposes to return to the life and working methods of Ozu when he began to color, at the end of the 1950s.
Unpublished anecdotes and testimonies embellish this dive into the daily life of post-war Japanese cinema, at a time when masterpieces, those of Ozu and those of others, were produced in succession.
Pascal-Alex Vincent is a filmmaker. He teaches at the new Sorbonne University, and has edited two dictionaries of Japanese cinema. He is currently finishing a documentary on director Satoshi Kon.