The Thin Place #53: Tokyo Story and the Ideal of Family

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In the latest episode, Todd and Ken discuss Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story. Is the film compassionate towards its characters? Does it blame one generation more than the other for the deterioration of family? Does the film lament the breakdown of the extended family or merely document it? Ken questions whether there is an ideal organization of extended families and whether our expectations of them come from The Bible or our respective cultures. Also: what does any of this have to do with King Lear or Downton Abbey? Tune in and find out…or subscribe on Itunes.

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