Watch: the surprising parallels between Wes Anderson and Yasujirō Ozu

On the one hand, there’s Wes Anderson, known for his whimsical style, dry humour and distinct colour palettes of pink, yellow and blue.

On the other, Yasujirō Ozu, a Japanese director famed for his calm, minimalist films about family and marriage in a rapidly evolving Japan.

So what do Anderson and Ozu have in common with each other? Follow video essayist Anna Catley as she takes a deep dive into the cinematic worlds of these two great filmmakers and places them side by side for comparison.

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