The Only Son (1936)

Directed by Yasujirō Ozu

A silk factory worker is persuaded to support her son's education up to a college level despite their poverty. Many years later, she travels to Tokyo to visit her son.

Life's tragedy begins with the bond between parent and child.

— Akutagawa


Some say "[Ozu] makes the same film every time." That's like saying "all people are born with two eyes." What matters is how you see with them.

Roger Ebert