Screening & Live Event
Ran with Tatsuya Nakadai in person
Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m.
Dir. Akira Kurosawa. 1985, 162 mins. Restored 35mm print source: Rialto Pictures. With Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Mieko Harada. The most expensive film ever made in Japan at the time of its release, Akira Kurosawa’s career-topping masterwork is the legendary filmmaker’s searing version of King Lear; never were Kurosawa’s battle sequences more furious and emotional, never was his use of color more bold and dramatic. Ran is among the screen’s most enthralling Shakespeare adaptations and its great epics. The legendary Japanese actor Tastuya Nakadai will be present for the screening, which will be introduced by Michael Barker, who was co-president of Orion Classics, which released Ran in the United States.