International Film Series: Dodes'ka-den (1970) (NR)
(Japanese with English subtitles) (140 minutes)
Cast: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Awards: Academy Award Nominee (1974) for Best Foreign Language Film; Winner – Kinema Junpo Awards (1971); Mainichi Film Concours (1971); Venice Film Festival, OCIC Award (1971); and Grand Prix de l'UCC (1978).
By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film, Dodes'ka-den, follows the daily lives of a group of indigent people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son envisioning their dream house; the young woman abused by her uncle; the boy who imagines himself a trolley conductor—finds reasons to carry on. The unforgettable Dodes’ka-den was made at a tumultuous moment in Director Kurosawa’s life. And all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion are on fervent display in this, his first film in color.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
York Science Center, Brindley Auditorium
404 West 9th Avenue, Belton, TX 76513