Early Summer

Early Summer

  • Director: Yasujirô Ozu
  • Writer: Kôgo Noda,Yasujirô Ozu
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Release date: August 2, 1972
  • Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Also known as: Rano ljeto
  • "Mai Qiu" is a drama film directed by Yasujiro Ozu and starring Seiji Miyaguchi, Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara .
    The film tells the story of a woman's ambivalence about marriage.


    • Release date August 2, 1972
    • Filming locations Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    • Production companies Shochiku

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    • By Margaretta 2022-12-01 15:35:04

      wheat harvest season

      This is an old movie from 1951. At the end, alone in a room, the exquisite kimono sets off the loneliness and melancholy, and stops abruptly when the hand is left. Every time a lengthy plot is reached, the picture suddenly rushes, and only the words of one or more people talking will push the plot to a climax. The film touches something vaguely, catches something, but deliberately conceals it, so that the storyline of the specific development of the film maintains a proper distance from the...

    • By Mabelle 2022-11-20 03:58:18

      Passive Female Marryers under Ozu's Narrative

      Autumn is coming. When the wheat is ripe, it has to be harvested... A woman is mature and is about to get married... This is the metaphor of the movie's title and the ending scene... Ozu's film is very interesting. It's not that a single father or mother wants to get married. It's just that the old girl is looking for a husband, plus the broadcasters are always Setsuko Hara and Kasa Chijo, the same stylized narrative language, the audience will change after watching a few movies, and the...

    • By Shannon 2022-11-15 04:23:28

      In postwar Japan, the marriage of an older leftover woman

             This film is still about marrying a daughter, but compared to the peaceful, balanced and harmonious "Saury Smell", "Late Spring" and "Autumn Harmony" that I have seen before, this film has a rare and clear conflict . Ozu also seems to be more concerned about discussing some issues, such as the collision between the independent temperament of postwar women and traditional culture, such as what marriage and love mean to women.
            Noriko and Ayako are very unique post-war...

    • By Bartholome 2022-11-05 12:14:14

      There are several scenes in Mai Qiu that are particularly memorable:

      There are a few scenes in Mai Qiu that are particularly memorable:



      The grandfather from Yamato is deaf, and the child calls him a idiot. He can't hear him, so he turns around and laughs happily.

      When going to see the Buddha, the children gave him candy. He still laughed and put the candy in his mouth. The children said, "He actually ate the candy paper."

      Little cruelty and tenderness, this magic weapon of Ozu, can make me hear thunder...

    • By Dennis 2022-10-03 19:35:49

      When the time comes, it will be ripe

      The only thing I remember in the first half is Noriko's cheerful smile, and the rhythm of the plot decades ago is now drowsy.

      Although the secret relationship with the neighbor doctor had already been foreshadowed, it was still very refreshing when he really agreed. The next family's worries and Noriko's head down but insisted on the plot is very beautiful, very beautiful.

      In fact, she herself doesn't know how to convince her family, but from the books that can...

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    • By General 2022-11-28 08:16:12

      1. Unlike the endless melancholy and sadness in "Late Spring", instead of creating some gratifying clips, people can't help but laugh; 2. It is not about hesitation about future happiness, but a firm belief that one can grasp it. Future happiness, independent and strong women; 3. Floating balloons, clouds, wheat waves, all make people...

    • By Coralie 2022-10-22 14:26:04

      Yasujiro Ozu's films are always indifferent and transparent, capturing the ordinary family life vividly. 1. Rarely appeared multiple moving shots; 2. The old uncle and his two grandsons touched each other's faces in front of the Buddha statue, which was full of warmth; 3. Looking at the floating balloons, the father said: "There must be a child crying"; 4. Such as looking for scissors when needlework, wearing glasses to find glasses, too close but did not notice; 5. Family portrait; 6. Wind and...

    • By Daphnee 2022-09-11 19:28:52

      There are still a few people who play the ending of No Country for Old Men. This one has more life flavor and occasional little...

    • By Greyson 2022-07-06 22:03:40

      Subtle but not...

    • By Weston 2022-07-06 21:54:28

      Four and a half stars. Watching Ozu's films will always overflow with happiness without knowing it, even melancholy is sweet, such as my father's feelings when he sees a balloon in the air. However, the actor's sense of age is too confusing. The father, son, mother and son look about the same age. Kasa Chi-joo shaved his beard and changed from a father to her brother...

    Movie plot

    Ozu's narration is always the mode of seeing the truth in the plain, delicate and natural. Beginning with Mai Qiu, Yasujiro Ozu's films are often considered to have no stories, or only minimal stories. This is also Setsuko Hara's best work, with a smile on her face when she expresses her happiness, imprinting an eternal goddess image on the screen. Even though the three-generation family was finally separated after the daughter's...
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    The film expresses Yasujiro Ozu's post-war anxieties about modernity, tradition, and women's freedom. The film explores a woman's ambivalence about marriage. Through serious and humorous dialogue, the actors' body language and the tedious etiquette that make up the daily life of a family living in the suburbs of Tokyo, the director reveals the subtleties that exist between the heroine, her brother's family, their parents, and other...
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    Movie quotes

    • Takako: Can you come too, Aya?

      Aya Tamura: I can - anytime - because I'm not married.

    • Tami Yabe: We had a strange visitor this morning.

      Shige Mamiya: Who was it?

      Tami Yabe: I'd never seen him before. A man with parted hair, glasses and a black bag. I thought he was from the tax office, be he wasn't.

      Shige Mamiya: Who was he?

      Tami Yabe: He was from a detective agency. He asked me about Noriko. I realized it was about her marriage.

    • Shukichi Mamiya: How time flies. Koichi married with children. And now Noriko's getting married. This may be the happiest time of our lives.

      Shige Mamiya: You think so? We could be happier.

      Shukichi Mamiya: We mustn't want too much.