Rashomon

Akira Kurosawa: On the Golden age of the Japanese Cinema

Catching Lighting in a Bottle, Again After his success with Sanshiro Sugata Akira Kurosawa (黒澤明) began work on his second production The Most Beautiful. This would be a propaganda film about female factory workers. In order to get more realistic performances out of his actors and actresses, he had them live in the factory, eat…

7 Enjoyments of Rashomon

What can a 1950s black and white Japanese film teach us about ourselves? Rashomon is a revolutionary movie not only in the History of Japanese cinema but of the world modern cinema. Cinephiles and critics of cinema and academician still, until now, write and discuss this movie that changed the whole construction of the modern…