Decoupage’s review published on Letterboxd:
Ozu's other silent masterpiece (after I Was Born, But ...) and his first real work of art. The director had already acquired all of his filmmaking tools and reached the heights of Japanese cinema by the time he was 30 years old. For the first time, Ozu made a movie out in the countryside, revisiting his childhood after the death of his father that same year.
Takeshi Sakamoto, Choko Iida, and Emiko Yagumo give convincing performances, sometimes considered superior to the 1959 remake.