Early Summer

Original title: Bakushû

Director: Yasujirô Ozu

Cast: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima

Japan 1951 | Black & White | 125 mins

Avaliable on: DCP, DVD

Also available on Blu-ray


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.