UCCA Beijing

Searching for Ozu: The Beauty of Humanity

14:00 - 15:30

Location:  UCCA Auditorium
Language:  In Chinese only

About this program

Yasujirō Ozu is a widely respected director in international film circles. In 1983, German director Wim Wenders went to Tokyo to film the documentary Tokyo-Ga, in which the director uses the city’s idiosyncrasies as a lens into Ozu’s distinctive visual aesthetic. Chinese literary critic Zhi An once made a pilgrimage of his own to several Tokyo sites important to Ozu. In this talk, UCCA invites Dai Jinhua and Zhi An to share their opinion on Wenders’s film as well as Ozu’s lengthy catalogue.


Dai Jinhua

Professor in the Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture, Peking University. Her research interests include popular culture, film studies, and gender studies.

Zhi An

A scholar and literary critic.