The Japan Foundation and Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication presents Kurosawa Retrospective – Experiencing The Genius of Akira Kurosawa.

This film festival consists of 25 classic Japanese Films of the legendary director – Akira Kurosawa.

Akira Kurosawa-Profile

Born on 23rd March 1910 in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Kurosawa studied art before entering into film. He served seven years as an assistant to director Kajiro Yamamoto. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature.
He began his own directorial career with Judo Saga (1943). Following the end of World War II, Kurosawa’s career gathered speed with a series of films that cut across all genres, from crime thrillers to period dramas. Kurosawa won number of awards for his films. In fact, a number of his films served as “inspirations” for successful Hollywood tales. The master storyteller died on 6th, September 1998 at the age of 88.

All the films are with English Subtitles and are being screened at two venues – The Japan Foundation, New Delhi and Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication, Adchini, New Delhi.

Entry is free at both venues, on first-come-first-seated basis.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Date         Time   Film                                          Venue
15-Mar     1300     Rashomon                               Aurobindo Centre
1500     Doomed (To Live)
1800    Judo Saga

16-Mar     1300   Quiet Duel                                Aurobindo Centre
1500  The Lower Depths
1800  The Most Beautiful

17-Mar     1300 Scandal                                       Aurobindo Centre
1500 Stray Dog
1800 Judo Saga Part II

18-Mar     1600 Drunken Angel                            Aurobindo Centre
1800 The Throne of Blood

19-Mar      1200 The Hidden Fortress                 Japan Foundation
1500 Sanjuro
800 The Bad Sleep Well

20-Mar  1200  I live in fear                                Japan Foundation
1500 Madadayo
1900 No regrets for my Youth

21-Mar 1200 The Idiot                                     Japan Foundation
1500 One Wonderful Sunday
1800 Seven Samurai

22-Mar 1200 Yojimbo                                     Japan Foundation
1500 High and Low
1800 Red Beard

23-Mar  1600 Those who step on the            Japan Foundation
tail of the Tiger
1800 Dodesukaden