Sun 7 , Tue 9 & Thu 11 November 2021
Japan | 1954 | 207’ with interval | PG | FL | Akira Kurosawa
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
When a village is repeatedly attacked by merciless bandits they ask an elderly samurai for help and he assembles a band of warriors to defend and train the farmers to protect themselves. Kurosawa’s epic and influential tale is a masterclass in filmmaking style with vivid characters and dazzling performances. Influenced in turn by Western voices like Shakespeare and Homer this is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.
Screening as part of BFI Japan 2021: 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk
£6 / £4
Unreserved seating (for your comfort and safety, we’re selling at a reduced capacity).
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