Dir. Yasujiro Ozu
Japan 1952 | Black & White | 124 mins | Drama
Cast: Setsuko Hara, Chishu Ryu, Ryukan Nimoto
When family, friends and colleagues pressure Noriko – played with enigmatic brilliance by Setsuko Hara – to marry, they provoke a surprising decision with wide-reaching consequences. Ozu’s Early Summer is a wonderfully poised ensemble work which presents the intricacies and contradictions of three generations who have lived through the end of an era and are looking towards the new. Also contains the full- length feature What Did the Lady Forget?, Ozu’s comic pre-war classic, as an extra.
Available on: DVD
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