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Tthe surprising parallels between Wes Anderson and Yasujirō Ozu

Video essayist Anna Catley explores the cinematic worlds of these two great filmmakers.

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.

By Anna Catley

Anna hails from Toronto, Canada. She is a former whale watching guide, current video editor, and a lifelong raging cinephile. She enjoys strong coffee, bitter Canadian winters, and the mellow madness of a Werner Herzog voiceover.

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