Close Menu

Purchasing advance tickets for all showings of Echo in the Canyon, in our 25-seat Linder Microcinema, is recommended.

Repertory Collaborations Jun 1 With a live score by Dan McCarthy

I Was Born, But...

Dir. Yasujiro Ozu Japan 90 min

1932 Janus Films


Iwas Born But

One of Ozu's most popular films, I Was Born, But . . . is a blithe portrait of the financial and psychological toils of one family, as told from the rascally point of view of a couple of stubborn little boys. For two brothers, the daily struggles of bullies and mean teachers is nothing next to the mortification they feel when they realize their good-natured father’s low-rung social status. Reworked decades later as Ozu's Technicolor comedy Good Morning, it's a poignant evocation of the tumult of childhood, as well as a showcase for Ozu's expertly timed comedy editing. — Janus Films

Film Stills

Iwas Born But4 Iwas Born But3 Iwas Born But2

More Films

View All Films

The Perfect Gift

Film Streams Membership