Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (1932) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Categorization

Silent.

Commentary

The subject is well chosen but the tonal contrast between the beginning and ending is too severe. Curiously, a couple of Ozu’s pillow shots here contain people but are framed to exclude their faces, dehumanizing them as parts of the environment. It’s a failed prototype.

Japanese production fiction moving picture