Big Screen Epics: Ran

M 162 mins

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One of the most important and influential film makers in cinematic history, Akira Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. His final masterpiece, RAN has been beautifully restored in 4k, approved by Director of Photography Shôji Ueda. A reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear set in feudal Japan, RAN tells the story of Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai – Yojimbo, Kagemusha) an aging warlord who, after spending his life consolidating his empire, decides to abdicate and divide his Kingdom amongst his three sons Taro (Akira Terao - Letter from the Mountain, Dreams), Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu – The Man in White, Red Shadow: Akakage) and Saburo (Daisuke Ryû – Tôno Monogatari, Gojo reisenki: Gojoe). This leads to a brutal and bloody war between the brothers for absolute power of the kingdom.

Academy Awards - Best Costume Design (Emi Wada)
Bodil Awards - Best European Film
BAFTA - Best Foreign Language Film, Best Make Up Artist

Academy Awards - Best Director (Akira Kurosawa), Best Cinematographer (Takao Saitô, Shôji Ueda, & Asakazu Nakai), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Yoshirô Muraki & Shinobu Muraki)
BAFTA - Best Screenplay, Best Costume Design (Emi Wada)
Golden Globes - Best Foreign Film

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