Early Summer (1951)
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as Aya Tamura
as Sotaro Satake
as Tami Yabe
Critic Reviews for Early Summer
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
Audience Reviews for Early Summer
True masterpieces are those which don't let audiences check their watches but let them wish to share times with the characters forever, and this is definitely one of them.
Ozu is a master and telling simple stories about family, one of my favourite subject matters. A great story of tradition and modern life that truly reflects Japan with it's traditional cultures vs being on the cutting edge.
All bow before the three-headed God of Ryu, Hara and Ozu!
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