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Tearjerkers

Tearjerkers

There is a genre of classic films that, finely crafted as they are, we remember first and foremost for their ability to wring tears from us. Can one even think of Leo McCarey’s Make Way for Tomorrow or Vittorio De Sica’s Umberto D. without immediately recalling their beyond poignant ultimate scenes? And what would Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru or Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory be without those final waterworks (the characters’ and ours)? From Ozu family sagas to Sirk melodramas, we have a large selection of titles for those looking for a little cinematic catharsis. So come and cry along with Criterion.