Equinox Flower
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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 that his daughter would first ask his permission to be wed, and indeed wait until he'd chosen her husband for her. After all, it is not only family tradition, but a cultural "must". But this is the 1950s, and the girl proceeds with her plans on her own volition. Dad's anger and disappointment over not having been consulted is played out in… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"it tells truths but lacks the typical Ozu impact."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"This 1958 film by Yasujiro Ozu (his first in color) is gentle, spare, and ultimately elusive, in a quietly satisfying way."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"No quote available."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Yasujiro Ozu's first film in color is his usual engaging family drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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