Rent Early Summer on DVD

Early Summer

1951 Rated NR 2hr 5m

The Mayima family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko (Setsuko Hara), but she has ideas of her own. Noriko impulsively chooses her childhood friend, at once fulfilling her family's desires while tearing them apart. A seemingly simple story, this drama -- directed with great finesse by Yasujiro Ozu -- is in reality an emotionally complex, nuanced examination of life's changes across three generations.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by Japanese-film expert Donald Richie.