Dir. Yasujiro Ozu (1958).
Intoxicated yet mellow, Equinox Flower is doubly progressive. Ozu’s first color film is also his first to side with modern daughters against their traditional fathers as a befuddled patriarch (played by an aging romantic star Shin Saburi) vainly attempts to enforce old notions of love and marriage in the brave new, multi-hued world of postwar Japan.
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