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Equinox Flower

彼岸花 | Higanbana

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Japan, 1958


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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Equinox Flower Directed by Yasujirô Ozu

Critics reviews

Ozu’s first color film is shriekingly expressive; he gashes his pastel palette with sanguine streaks and, though he mainly keeps the camera in his familiar close-to-the-ground tatami position, he bangs out angles with an ardent impulsiveness that conveys his own passion.
March 04, 2013
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