From 03.05. To 24.05.2005.
Film heritage of the Far East
In the 16th century, civil war rages in Japan. The war will not stop two men who strive for success: Genjuro (Masayuki Mori) is a potter who wants to become rich, and Tobei (Eitarô Ozawa) wishes to become a samurai. This film won the Silver Bear in 1953 and has often been included in the lists of best films of all time.
This is a story about people in the poorest part of Tokyo who live in poverty and despair. Some of them dream about a better future, others take part in petty thefts hoping to escape from there. Rokkuchan, a mentally retarded boy, passes his time pretending to drive an imaginary cart…
Dodeskaden is Kurosawa’s first film in color.
Matsugoro (Toshirô Mifune) is a poor rickshaw driver who helps a wounded boy. Soon the two of them grow closer and when the boy’s father dies, Matsugoro gradually becomes the boy’s father. He also falls in love with the boy’s mother…
The story takes place in Japan during the 19th century. The main character is a samurai, Yojimbo, who arrives in a town where two gangsters rule and constantly fight. This eastern, a western in an eastern fashion, inspired Sergio Leone’s film Fistful of Dollars.
This is a story about a love triangle between a man and two women.
This is an omnibus with four stories about the supernatural, each placed in different historical times. This film won the special jury’s award in Cannes in 1965.
In the 14th century, a man goes to fight in the civil war, while his mother and wife have to stay alone and take care of themselves… This film is a study of the sexual frustrations of lonely women.
Toshirô Mifune plays a Japanese swordsman from the 18th century who has to choose between loyalty to his family and master of the clan…