Saturday, 5 December 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 364: Wed Dec 30

Dreams (Kurosawa, 1999): Close-Up Cinema, 8pm

This screens as part of the Akira Kurosawa season at Close Up. Full details here. The film (being shown on 35mm) is also on at Close-Up Cinema on December 22nd. Details here.

"The eight episodes of this lyrical, painterly film depict a number of dreams that are vaguely intended to reflect the life and abiding obsessions of its director. Moving from childhood through war to the terror of nuclear pollution, each of the episodes – which, taken together, represent the director’s multi-faceted style – dazzles through its use of color and superbly wrought mise-en-scène rather than through dialogue or structure. In these stories of spirits, both ancient and modern, Kurosawa takes care to hint at his meanings rather than make them overtly manifest." – Harvard Film Archive

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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