Rent Equinox Flower (1958)

3.9 of 5 from 79 ratings
1h 58min
Rent Equinox Flower (aka Higanbana) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
'Equinox Flower' is Yasujirô Ozu first foray into colour cinema and is a gentle observation of intergenerational conflict between a father and his daughter over her impending unapproved marriage.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Shizuo Yamanouchi
Writers:
Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu
Aka:
Higanbana
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/04/2006
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Restoration Documentaries
  • Film Notes by Film Critic Doug Cummings
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/01/2011
Run Time:
205 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • There Was a Father (Chichi Ariki)(1942): Yasujiro Ozu Rare Film

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Reviews (1) of Equinox Flower

subtle, understated story - Equinox Flower review by CW

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12/01/2018

This is a very quiet movie about a few Japanese men and their relationships with their daughters. The main story is about a family where the father is definitely the boss. He is in a typical arranged marriage. There are excruciating scenes, by western standards, watching him come home from the office when he changes out of his business suit and just hands his clothes to his subservient wife or merely drops each item on the floor while she picks them up and puts them neatly away for him. Their older daughter does not want an arranged marriage. When she reveals that she wants to marry a man she is in love with, the father is furious and makes her stay away from work and remain in the house for days. Another father reveals that his daughter has left home to be with the man she chose to marry. The fathers see that their control is being taken away from them. If they do not accept the men their daughters have chosen, they will not see their daughters anymore. The story shows a change in society where young women were gently demanding their rights. I love most Japanese movies so I recommend this.

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