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A nuanced examination of a family falling apart, Early Summer tells the story of the Mamiya family and their efforts to marry off their headstrong daughter, Noriko, played by the extraordinary Setsuko Hara. A seemingly simple story, it is among the director's most emotionally complex. The Criterion Collection is proud to present one of Ozu's most enduring classics.
Japanese: Dolby Digital 1.0
Audio Commentary By Japanese-Film Expert Donald Richie, Author of Ozu and A Hundred Years Of Japanese Film
Ozu's Films From Behind The Scenes, A Conversation Between Ozu Producer Shizuo Yamanouchi, Actor and Technician Kojiro Suematsu, and Assistant Cameraman Takashi Kawamata
New Essay By Film Scholar David Bordwell, Author Of Ozu And The Poetics Of Cinema
Original Theatrical Trailer
Article about Ozu by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch