The End of Summer
Dir: Ozu Yasujiro
Japan, 1961, 103minmins
Cast: Nakamura Ganjiro, Hara Setsuko, Tsukasa Yoko
In their six-film collaborations, Ozu continued to refine the “Hara Setsuko” figure as she matured. Their last film together sees her as a middle-aged widow committed to raising her child, and oblivious to any courtship. This is in contrast with her father’s impulsive surrender to the worldly joys as he reunites with his ex-lover, and her sister’s modern attitude towards romance. Ozu’s light comedy contemplates chance and transient passion, with Hara as the true center of the film completely content in the face of an ever-changing world, perfecting her transcendental presence in the Ozu universe. There is no better conclusion to this enduring creative collaboration, replete with profound mutual understanding and appreciation.
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