Friday Night Film Series: RASHOMON
(dir. Akiro Kurosawa, 1950, 88 min)
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the sexual assault of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to audiences around the world.
Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
Friday, February 8
Little Hall, 105, Golden Auditorium