Kurosawa: What is Truth? What is Honor?
(NR) Japan – 1 hr 28 min – with subtitles
1950 · d. Akira Kurosawa Official Site Reviews
Starring Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori
A bandit (Toshirô Mifune) encounters a samurai (Masayuki Mori) and his wife (Machiko Kyô) in the woods near Kyoto’s Rashomon gate. Something transpires. When the dust settles, the woman has been assaulted and the samurai is dead. As the bandit is tried for the crimes, witnesses offer conflicting accounts of the events, making the truth all-the-more obscure.
Shown in conjunction with a Cinema Classics Seminar
will be introduced by its instructor, Paul Wright, Ph.D.
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|Thursday, August 9||7:15pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA