• Japan
  • 1958
  • 118 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
  •  

Later in his career, Ozu started becoming increasingly sympathetic with the younger generation, a shift that was cemented in Equinox Flower, his gorgeously detailed first color film, about an old-fashioned father and his newfangled daughter.

Cast

Wataru HirayamaShin Saburi
Setsuko HirayamaIneko Arima
KiyokoKinuyo Tanaka
Shotaro KondoTeiji Takahashi
Masahiko TaniguchiKeiji Sata
Hisako Hirayama Miyuki Kuwano
Shukichi MikamiChishu Ryu
Hatsu Sasaki Chieko Naniwa
Toshihiko KawaiNobuo Nakamura

Credits

DirectorYasujiro Ozu
ScreenplayKogo Noda and Yasujiro Ozu
Based on the novel byTon Satomi
CinematographyYuharu Atsuta
MusicKojun Saito
Art directionTatsuo Hamada
EditingYoshiyasu Hamamura

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