Rashomon (1950)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

Japan, 1950.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, , based on the stories Rashomon and In A Grove by . Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by Akira Kurosawa.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  

Exceptional Japanese drama by Akira Kurosawa, the film that established his name as a powerful voice in international cinema. The rape of a noblewoman () and the murder of her husband is recounted by different ‘witnesses’, all of whom have completely different takes on the situation. The outcome is for you to discover in this powerful film, beautifully filmed and languidly directed.

The Criterion Collection:  #138

Academy AwardHonorary Foreign Language Film Award (1951)
Nomination:  Best Art Direction-BW (1952)

Berlin Film Festival: In Competition

Venice Film Festival Award: Golden Lion


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