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Aro Recommended Early Summer


aka: BakushĂ»
Japan 1951, 135 minutes
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu
Rating: [G]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama


Aroview: Another of dir. Ozu's majestic domestic dramas, this time concerning the inner-family conflicts over the spinsterhood of a daughter (Hara) and the restrictive life possibilities of post-WW2 Japan.

Although giving hints of the changing mores of Japanese society, this, like all of Ozu's dramas, concentrates on the nuances and existential depths of ordinary life, revealed by patient filmmaking and visual formality. Well worth a view for those only familiar with TOKYO STORY.

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DVD Features

  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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