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Sat, Dec 9

Ikiru

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura), a lowly, stuck, middle-aged bureaucrat, falls ill with cancer and has less than a year to

Yojimbo

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Set at the end of the Tokugawa era, YOJIMBO follows the rōnin Sanjuro (Toshirô Mifune) who, while wandering the countryside,

Seven Samurai

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kurosawa's humanistic masterpiece of honor and courage takes place in a small 18th-century village in the Japanese countryside, where peasants

Throne of Blood

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

One of the most enduring cinematic “twists on Shakespeare” is Akira Kurosawa’s take on Macbeth, which relocates the play to

Stray Dog

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kurosawa’s neorealist, post-war tale of urban malaise follows homicide detective Murakami (Kurosawa regular Toshiro Mifune) during a sweltering heat wave

Ran

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

One of the late masterpieces of Japanese master Kurosawa's long and distinguished career, Ran was inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear