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The Essay-Homage: Kurosawa by Marker

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Chris Marker France, 1985

Chris Marker travelled to the vicinity of Mount Fuji to observe the meticulousness and technique of Kurosawa and his collaborators during _Ran_’s production. A making-of, a travel diary and a reflection on the Japanese director’s work all at once, this is a subtle essay-homage—typically Marker.


Akira Kurosawa Japan, 1985

We are thrilled to present Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Ran, followed by Chris Marker’s documentary on this same film! This adaptation of King Lear becomes a majestic, blood-soaked epic under the Japanese master’s direction, played by the great Tatsuya Nakadai.

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