Ochazuke no aji (Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice)
Ochazuke no aji (Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice) (1964)

Re-released in 1972, Ochazuke No Aji, or The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice, is one of those films whose transcendent simplicity transforms an ordinary story into something special. A man with very simple tastes and habits meets with growing… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 20, 1964
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Yasujiro Ozu's delicate melodramas (this one dates from his finest period, 1951) avoid any sense of cliche in their restrained, sometimes painfully subtle study of family relationships.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

No one shrug or sigh or smile is more or less dispensible than another gesture, which explains why minor characters are so important in Ozu films.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What The Flavor of Green Tea did have was a delicate flavor... .

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Luke Baldock
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice starts with an excellent shot. Riding in the back of a car are two women, one is dressed in modern westernised clothes, while the… More