The Japan Foundation Bangkok, together with the Embassy of Japan, is making local cinema-goers very happy. To mark the centennial anniversary of Japanese master Akira Kurosawa, the Japan Foundation will screen 25 films of the director - on 35mm! - from Jan 6 to 19 at SF World Cinema. All films have English subtitles and every screening is free. You won't find a richer deal than this anywhere on Earth. The "Akira Kurosawa Centennial Retrospective" will present his internationally-known films such as Rashomon (1950), Seven Samurai (1954) Ikiru (1952) Yojimbo (1961) and Ran (1985), as well as his rarely-seen early works such as Judo Saga (1943), The Most Beautiful (1944), The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945), and No Regrets For Our Youth (1946). We'll also see the genre-drifting Kurosawa working with various themes and stories: Throne of Blood (1957) was adapted from Shakespeare's Macbeth; The Hidden Fortress (1958) is a period adventure film that partly inspired the Star Wars films; High and Low (1963) is a crime thriller famed for its nightmarish "dope alley" scene.
January 06, 2011 to January 19, 2011
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Akira Kurosawa Centennial Retrospective, 999/9, Rama I Rd., Pathum Wan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
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Kurosawa retrospective +1 Standard
By Bangkok Post Editorial