Then what's the point of family?
Tokyo Story is an emotional masterpiece. A masterpiece in filmmaking, as well as a masterpiece in existentialism.
Throughout the film it makes you reflect on philosophical questions like relationship between children and parents, responsibility, the meaning of life, regrets, priorities, time and the fragility of life.
Tokyo Story has several unique and interesting characters that help us reflect on that. Setsuko Hara delivers a tour de force in acting and empathy. I have never…