Ikiru 1952 PG

2.30PM Sun 25 Aug 2019 (2hrs 23mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘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

CREDITS

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.