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Early Summer

Early Summer

Early Summer

1951 / 125min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: YASUJIRO OZU

CAST: SETSUKO HARA, CHISHU RYU, CHIKAGE AWASHIMA

“In this film I wished to portray the cycle of life or mutability rather than the action itself. I’ve never worked so hard in my life. Some people say the children in this film are rude and violent, but I feel that will change as they get older. I didn’t push the action of the plot very much, which makes the ending leave the audience with a poignant aftertaste. Setsuko Hara is a really good actress. I wish I had four or five more like her” —Yasujiro Ozu

Early Summer is part of the series Back By Popular Demand: Ozu. Click here for more info.