Days of Youth

Days of Youth ★★½

Days of Youth serves as a signpost for how Ozu's career started with silent youth comedies in the 1920s. This is an imitative film made by a young man. There's some humor here and the movie is easy to watch once the ski trip starts, but there's not much more than that.

Most of Ozu's filmmaking trademarks are absent, his comedic background and a few structural motifs notwithstanding.

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