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Saturday Oct 14 04:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of Akira Kurosawa Retrospective

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Japan. 1950. Japanese with English subtitles. 88 min.
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. When it took the Golden Lion at the 1951 Venice Film Festival, Kurosawa became an international sensation, and the film’s title has become shorthand for the relativity of truth.

Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to the Western world.

Read the New York Times original 1951 review.

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