Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 313: Mon Nov 9

Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.40pm


This 35mm screening is part of the Classic Film Season at the Prince Charles Cinema.

Chicago Reader review:
Akira Kurosawa's greatest film (1952) tells of a man (Takashi Shimura) who finds that he has terminal cancer and spends his remaining months building a playground in a poor section of the city. It avoids all the maudlin cliches and blind alleys of examining the "meaning of life," giving us instead a rare portrait of a man experiencing a genuine insight into what his wasted years have been leading to.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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