Kurosawa season for January
Films shown at Ealing Town Hall Fridays 7.30pm During January students can get 2 tickets for the price of 1. Members pay £7 (£6 concessions) for tickets. Membership costs £10 for 12 months.
Non-members pay £1 for temporary membership for the evening. www.classiccinemaclub.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ran (Chaos) (1985)
Woven together from a parable about a daimyo
and his three sons, Shakespeare's King Lear, and the director's own career circumstances, this spectacular epic employs startling use of colour, vast natural landscapes and elaborate battle sequences to depict the downfall of an aged lord shrugged off by the next generation. Classic Cinema Club Ealing January 2012 films by Akira Kurosawa Japan After the screenings the films are discussed with the audience.
Ikiru (To Live) (1952)
A terminally ill man aches to escape the alienation
and civil servitude he has imposed upon himself
throughout his life, and looks for meaning in the
little time he has left. This is the most celebrated of
Kurosawa’s contemporary-set films, praised for the
protagonist’s existential quest and the critiques of
society which still resound in the Japan of today.
Throne of Blood (Kumo no su-jo) (1957)
Bringing Macbeth to the heights of Mount Fiji and the
depths of evil, Shakespeare’s tragedy thrives through the
cultural translation as a thrilling and frightening vision of
people that are so power-hungry, blood-thirsty, and
maddened by ambition that it drives them to their doom.
It is among the very finest adaptations of the Bard’s work.
January 12, 2012