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  • Director

    Akira Kurosawa

  • Starring

    Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada

  • Run Time

    160 mins

  • Release Year

    1985

  • Country of Origin

    JapanFrance

  • Certificate

    12A

  • Format

    Digital

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Akira Kurosawa’s astonishing medieval epic, a loose adaptation of King Lear, set amid the civil war of 16th century Japan, makes a welcome return to the big screen in a dazzling digital restoration.

Inspired by the life of Mori Motonari, a warlord who ends up relinquishing his crown to his three conniving sons, Ran is widely regarded as Kurosawa's final epic masterpiece, and was the most expensive Japanese movie of all time on its release.
The Shakespearean tragedy is re-imagined as one of the most visually arresting war films ever put on screen, its balletic beauty climaxing with a silent battle scene, set to Toru Takemitsu's funereal score, which has to be seen to be believed.

The screening will be introduced by Jo Clifford.
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.

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