Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA/Japan, 1990, .  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa.  Cinematography by , .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Japan’s most celebrated filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa, delves into the world of the subconscious for this loosely-plotted, visually stunning film. Taking images from his own dreams, he strings together a series of episodes of visions both exotic and terrible, some frightening and some staggering their beauty. appears in a brief cameo as Vincent Van Gogh in a dream that seems to take place in one of the famous Dutch painter’s own masterpieces. Excellent visual and makeup effects complete this very memorable film, though anyone who needs a good story to be entertained will not be satisfied.

The Criterion Collection:  #842

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Foreign Language Film


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