Ikiru 1952 PG
2.30PM Sun 25 Aug 2019 (2hrs 23mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
‘One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death. Takashi Shimura beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer who is impelled to find meaning in his final days. Presented in a radically conceived twopart structure and shot with a perceptive, humanistic clarity of vision, Ikiru is a multifaceted look at what it means to be alive.’ Metrograph
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 143 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: AKIRA KUROSAWA / PRODUCER: SÔJIRÔ MOTOKI / SCRIPT: AKIRA KUROSAWA, SHINOBU HASHIMOTO, HIDEO OGUNI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ASAKAZU NAKAI / EDITOR: KÔICHI IWASHITA / MUSIC: FUMIO HAYASAKA / CAST: TAKASHI SHIMURA, SHIN'ICHI HIMORI, HARUO TANAKA, MINORU CHIAKI, MIKI ODAGIRI / PRINT SOURCE: BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE / RIGHTS: TOHO CO.