Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) Reviews

July 28, 2008
Ozu's familiar combination of melancholy regret and buoyant comic gaiety is beguilingly in evidence.
January 26, 2006
The sheer beauty of Ozu's exquisite (and typically eccentric) compositions and the expressive use of sound tell all you need know about the characters, their emotions and relationships.
May 9, 2005
Ozu is, however, very special in his technique, which by the end of his career, had become very modest, lucid and lovely.
July 29, 2003
Richly atmospheric, with its expressive use of colour, lyrical cutaways, and masterly interior compositions -- predominantly shot from Ozu's trademark low-level camera position -- impressively illustrating the director's visual artistry.
January 1, 2000
Sooner or later, everyone who loves movies comes to Ozu. He is the quietest and gentlest of directors, the most humanistic, the most serene. But the emotions that flow through his films are strong and deep.
January 1, 2000
His spare, slow-moving films are not for all tastes, but once the rhythms are accepted, Ozu's work offers a unique emotional experience.