Ikiru

Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1952

One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an explora­tion of death. Takashi Shimura beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe, 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.

Details

  • 143 min
  • B&W
  • 1.37:1

Formats

  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • 35mm

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