Equinox Flower
Equinox Flower (1958)

Equinox Flower (Higanbana) is one of the most lighthearted of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu's "home dramas." Motivating the plot is a young girl's impulsive decision to marry. The girl's father had always expected… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

One of Ozu's least dark comedies, which is not to say that it's carefree, but, rather, that it's gentle and amused in the way that it acknowledges time's passage, the changing of values and the adjustments that must be made between generations.

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Don Willmott

it tells truths but lacks the typical Ozu impact.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This 1958 film by Yasujiro Ozu (his first in color) is gentle, spare, and ultimately elusive, in a quietly satisfying way.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Ozu demonstrates that he can adjust readily with a Technicolor palate to present a warm family drama that moves as steadily as one of his signature trains

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Yasujiro Ozu's first film in color is his usual engaging family drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Equinox Flower was Ozu's first color film. He was reluctant to do it, but he shouldn't have been. He handles the addition so well. The colors really… More
John Ballantine
Ozu proves that he can produce something sentimental without being overly syrupy. it isn't a deep story but rather a cute one that is very well executed.
danny d
ozu's first color film not only brought an insurgence of popping colors and lights into his art direction, but it brought a new wave of thinking as well.… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Equinox Flower" starts with a businessman, Wataru Hirayama(Shin Saburi), giving a toast at a wedding reception, celebrating the… More