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Past events

Ran - Sydney Film Festival 2017

18th June

Like Kagemusha, Ran was only able to be financed with help from abroad, in this case France. Kurosawa’s last great epic film, this, like so many of his...

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Kagemusha - Sydney Film Festival 2017

18th June

Kurosawa only made two films during the 1970s, and one of those was made in the Soviet Union. He was finding it extremely difficult to raise finance in...

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Red Beard - Sydney Film Festival 2017

17th June

During the two-year production of this film – filming took longer than any Japanese film up to that time, including Seven Samurai – Kurosawa announced...

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High And Low - Sydney Film Festival 2017

17th June

Toshiro Mifune stars as Gondo, a wealthy businessman who lives in a fine house on top of a hill overlooking the city. He’s about to swing a deal that will...

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Yojimbo - Sydney Film Festival 2017

12th June

Once again, Kurosawa demonstrated his love for the Hollywood western with this archetypical story of a lonely warrior who arrives in a lawless township....

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The Hidden Fortress - Sydney Film Festival 2017

12th June

The film that inspired Star Wars features a princess on the run from her enemies and the brave warrior who comes to her aid. An exciting widescreen...

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The Throne Of Blood - Sydney Film Festival 2017

11th June

Macbeth' is brilliantly re-invented with elements of Noh theatre incorporated into the drama. A great screen adaptation of Shakespeare, beautiful and...

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Seven Samurai - Sydney Film Festival 2017

11th June

Kurosawa’s admiration for the American western, and his love for the films of John Ford, became evident to western audiences for the first time with this...

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Living - Sydney Film Festival 2017

10th June

The international success of Rashomon gave Kurosawa more creative freedom and he used this to make one of his finest films, Ikiru, which is translated...

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Rashomon - Sydney Film Festival 2017

10th June

The West was almost entirely ignorant of Japanese cinema before Rashomon screened at Venice in 1951 and won the Golden Lion. Essentially a story about the...

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