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Japanese Classics: "Early Summer"
Japanese Classics: "Early Summer"
WhenWednesday, July 3, 2019, 2 PM
CategoriesFilms
SponsorFreer and Sackler Galleries
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationMeyer Auditorium
CostFree
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The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own. Played by the extraordinary Setsuko Hara, Noriko impulsively chooses her childhood friend, at once fulfilling her family's desires and tearing them apart. A seemingly simple story, Early Summer is one of Yasujiro Ozu’s most complex works—a nuanced examination of life’s changes across three generations. Description courtesy of Janus Films. (Dir.: Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1951, 125 min., 35mm, B&W, Japanese with English subtitles)

Printed: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1:27 AM PDT