Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 57: Sun Feb 26

Red Beard (Kurosawa, 1965): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 5.25pm

This 35mm presentation (also screening on February 11th)
is part of the Akira Kurosawa season. You can find the full details of the Kurosawa programme here.

Chicago Reader review:
Akira Kurosawa’s 1965 film stars Yuzo Kayama as an impetuous young doctor coming into conflict with his aging superior in an impoverished clinic in early 19th-century Japan. As the older doctor, Toshiro Mifune is superb; and though the film has been criticized for its excessive sentimentality by some, it’s a masterful evocation of period and a probing study of the conflict between responsibility and idealism. A mature work that merits the term most apply to it: Dostoyevskian.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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