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 Shaylee 2022-12-22 05:54:20

      small and trivial happiness

       A bit too greedy, after watching Ozu Yasujiro's two films "Good Morning" and "Mai Qiu" in one breath, I clearly knew that Ozu's films were not suitable for swallowing the dates wholeheartedly.
         "Good Morning" is all about the trivial things in daily life, the ordinary and unusual relationships within the family and between neighbors, and the simple and not simple relationships. The children of the family did not say good morning to the neighbors because of their anger, which aroused...

    • By London 2022-12-19 05:57:46

      We all just want you to be happy

      There is no need to say much about the image of Hara Setsuko in Ozu's films. A gentle and intellectual female character, she is very caring for her family, relatives, friends, children, and a good daughter, good mother, good sister, It is almost a representative of standard women in the hearts of a generation.
      What I want to say is that in Ozu's films, several of them are about marrying a daughter. The background is that a big family will face the sadness of "disintegration" because of...

    • By Gloria 2022-12-13 00:35:04

      wheat harvest season

      It has a similar angle to "Late Spring". Setsuko Hara is still called Kiko, and Kasumi is playing his elder brother Kangichi this time. The plot is still about the 28-year-old unmarried Kiko. Accidentally took the initiative to marry an old classmate who lost his wife's belt, but the family concept expressed in the process and the delicate changes of emotions are all the brush strokes that Ozu is good at. The naughty bickering between the married and unmarried factions, as well as the...

    • 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...

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    • By Jaqueline 2023-08-19 18:55:30

      One of Ozu's most lively dramas, with surprisingly many eating scenes, plump and healthy women nourished by a comfortable life, can be described as a beautiful expression of fireworks in the world. The choice of marriage, the fate of the parents, and the embarrassment of the heroine are also compared to many viewers. Thinking about our life, there are always a few embarrassing things that are not so uncomfortable but deep enough. Ordinary life is like the neat and cramped composition of Ozu,...

    • By Layla 2023-08-07 01:53:41

      Probably the funniest one I've ever seen in Ozu. A family of three generations and seven lives in the same house, relatives from afar come to visit their parents, a large group of children come to play at home on weekends, daughters and friends are divided into married and unmarried camps and bicker with each other, and the neighborhood is harmonious and happy. It's just that no matter how good friends are, they will gradually become estranged, and no matter how big the family will be, it will...

    • By Nedra 2023-08-02 12:51:15

      It's another Kamakura film, the characters and "Late Spring" are very lace, and it's also a matter for the older daughter of the professor's family to find a partner, but the heroine of this film said that "it's not that I can't get married, but that I don't want to marry yet", which is better than "Late Spring". The character of Late Spring is worried about his father, so don't marry a lot stronger. The 900 yen cake is expensive, and it really shouldn't be eaten by children. The photography is...

    • By Yessenia 2023-07-27 08:09:16

      In fact, I don't like this one. The first half seems to be too complicated, with relatives, girl's talk, and education for the next generation. The plot twists in the second half are slightly abrupt, and it ends with the enduring Ozu-style forbearance. But some of these women have a very good view of...

    • By Donnell 2023-07-14 03:24:02

      "I always say I only make tofu because I'm a tofu maker. One person can't make too many kinds of films. Even though my films all seem to be the same, I always try to express in each film Something new. I'm like a painter, always painting the same...

    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.