The End of Summer

Dir. Yasujiro Ozu

Japan 1961 | Black & white, colour | 103 mins | Cert U

Cast: Setsuko Hara, Ganjirô Nakamura

Ozu’s penultimate film returns to the genre closest to his heart - the intimate portrayal of Japanese family life, exploring the breakdown of traditional family values in the face of post-war progress. The Kohayakawa family sets about running its sake business, arranging to marry off its youngest daughter Noriko, and exploring the possibility of helping their widowed daughter-in-law Akiko to remarry.

Available on: DVD

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