Film for Thought – This Wednesday, 4th September ’13 at 6.30 pm, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of Japanese film ‘Sanjuro’ at Sunaparanta.
Film: Sanjuro, 1962 (Japanese with English subtitles)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yuzo Kayama
Duration: 96 mins
Set in the mid-19th century when the disintegration of a rigid social structure was turning the once wealthy into paupers, or vice-versa, this kinetic drama by acclaimed Akira Kurosawa features the hero `Sanjuro’ (Toshiro Mifune), one of many samurai whose once traditional positions were fast disappearing.
In this tale of false perceptions and truth, of honor and dishonor, `Sanjuro’ is a character who captures and holds attention from the moment he appears on screen.
Among Kurosawa’s most well balanced films, `Sanjuro’ resounds with equal parts artistic intent and sheer entertainment value—the quality of Kurosawa’s greatest works.