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.
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The final frame is magnificent: a train that describes an extra diegetic future and enrolls a figure (a gesture, a movement), of disruption in the film. The rest of the film is a calm beauty that installs inside a fictional conflict. Stabilizes the quiver.
One of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen about class, family, aging/regret, gender roles, bias, tradition and ritual. The attention to seemingly insignificant details is one of it's most admirable qualities. I love how it takes a sitcom-level plot of "father doesn't approve" and gives it dramatic weight.
A slowburn with a few moments of serene lyricism. There's a few scenes like the lake scene or the dinner scene with the orange soda bottles or even the sing along with the old men that will stay with me. Also, its use of color is quite impressive. Everything else is pretty stale.
Whoaaa…women’s conspiracy! I love this movie :). It’s funny and decorated with warm and pretty colors. But Mr. Hirayama should apologize to his wife. He says mean things and so despotic that even his wife couldn’t listen to her favorite music :|.