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70 years of Rashomon – A new look at Akira Kurosawa’s cinematic milestone of post-truth

The premiere of Rashomon 70 years ago was a line-in-the-sand moment for world cinema, leading to the ‘discovery’ of Japanese cinema by the west and the ascension of its director Akira Kurosawa into the canon of master film directors. What was the appeal of this tale of unreliable narrators set in the far distant past, and how did the peculiarities of its initial premiere affect the way Kurosawa's masterpiece was interpreted?

By Jasper Sharp

70 years of Rashomon – A new look at Akira Kurosawa’s cinematic milestone of post-truth
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Akira Kurosawa: 10 essential films

By Jasper Sharp

Akira Kurosawa: 10 essential films