Film – Akira Kurosawa Centennial at Film Forum!

Text by flavorpill NY Ahead of Akira Kurosawa‘s centenary on March 23, Film Forum more or less runs through the auteur’s consummate filmography (on queue: Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo) in six action-packed weeks. Two masterpieces also bracket this domo-arigato series: Stray Dog, an early, naturalistic film about a detective and the search for his missing […]

DVD box set – 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa !!!

On the centenary of Akira Kurosawa’s birth, Criterion pays tribute to the Japanese cinema great with a monumental box set, AK 100. The 25 films gathered in this treasury include Kurosawa’s ultimate whodunit and international breakthrough Rashomon; his ever-epiphanic masterpiece Seven Samurai; the princess-and-peasants caper that inspired Star Wars, The Hidden Fortress; and colorful, late-career […]

New York Japan CineFest: Short Film Program

Co-presented by Asia Society and Mar Creation, Inc. Date: Friday, June 8, 2012 Time: 6:30pm – 9pm Venue: Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York) Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, these seven award-winning shorts, including live action and animation, offer rich insight into the imagination and creative impulse of seven U.S.-based filmmakers. Program attended by filmmakers. […]

Welcome to Japan, Sohrab!!

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi How did I fall in love with Japan? What made me go to Japan in 1974? #1 Two movies: James Bond’s You Only Live Twice and Akira Kurosawa’s The 7 Samurai. Both movies inspired me to make my own research about this country and its people: about the old and modern Japan […]