Will Thornton recommends Kurosawa’s four-hour-long masterpiece for this month’s international film spotlight.
Ran at the BFI Southbank
Akira Kurosawa’s last great masterpiece, Ran, was released in 1985 as the most expensive Japanese film ever made. Blending the story of Shakespeare’s King Lear with the Japanese legend of Mori Motonari, it’s the tale of an aging warlord in sixteenth century Japan, tired and weary from decades on the throne. When he abdicates in favour of […]