Early Summer (1951)
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Writer/director Yasujiro Ozu combines two of his favorite themes--the culture clashes in modern Japan and the emergence of the independent Japanese woman--in Early Summer (Bakushu). Setsuko Hara plays a young woman of the post-war era who is promised in an arranged marriage. But too much has happened in the world and in the girl's own life to allow her to agree to this union without protest. The characters in Early Summer are neither remote historical personages nor distant foreigners. They are
Jan 1, 1951 Wide
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If you've seen one Ozu film, you probably have the drift of his austere, quiet style, and you don't need my recommendation. If you haven't, take a chance.
in keeping with the shift in seasons, there is a comic lightness to the proceedings - even if, as the film draws towards its conclusion, we become increasingly aware of autumn's chilly approach.
The usual Yasujiro Ozu masterpiece about the clash in family life over traditional and modern values in postwar Japan.
Ozu's films fill me with such a profound sense of serenity and emotional richness that it makes me wonder why people rent or buy anyone else's movies.
Early Summer is the apotheosis of Ozu's investigations of domestic, geographical and emotional space.
the perfect vehicle for chronicling the small pleasures and disappointments that comprise the bigger enterprise of life
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