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Ikiru

One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death. Kanji Watanabe is an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer who is impelled to find meaning in his final days. Presented in a radically conceived two­part structure and shot with a perceptive, humanistic clarity of vision, Ikiru is a multifaceted look at what it means to be alive. Watch Trailer


Japan 1952, 143 min, Dir: Akira Kurosawa
Japanese with subtitles

Screenings

July 19, 2018
6:45 pm