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Ozu's wonderfully poised ensemble work presents the intricacies and contradictions of three generations who have lived through the end of an era and are looking towards the new.

1951 125 mins

Director: Yasujiro Ozu

Overview

When family, friends and colleagues pressure Noriko – played with enigmatic brilliance by Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story, Late Spring) – to marry, they provoke a surprising decision with wide-reaching consequences. Yasujiro Ozu's Early Summer is a wonderfully poised ensemble work which presents the intricacies and contradictions of the three generations who have lived through the end of an era and are looking towards the new.