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Early Summer Rated U

Early Summer

Dir. Yasujirō Ozu. Japan, 1951. 2h 5m. Japanese/English subs. Starring Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake, Ichirô Sugai.

In postwar Tokyo, Noriko, still single at the age of 28, lives happily with her parents and her brother’s family. When Noriko’s peers begin applying pressure on her to marry, she impulsively chooses her childhood friend, causing conflict within the once stable household. A wonderfully poised and emotionally nuanced examination of life’s intricacies and contradictions across three different generations.

If you buy a ticket for this screening of Early Summer as well as Late Spring (Sat 13 Nov, 15:00) and Tokyo Story (Sun 14 Nov, 15:00) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost.

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.