Healesville Mini Film Festival

It is no exaggeration to say that Akira Kurosawa was one of the most important and influential film directors of all time. Born in 1910, he started making movies in 1935, and became famous with the release of Rashomon in 1951, winning the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.

Kurosawa continued to develop his style and made a close connection to the actor Toshiro Mifune who took lead roles in several of his best films in the 1950s and 1960s. This was a successful and synergistic combination, and the films today are as alive and entertaining as when they were first released to great acclaim.

During his life time he made 30 full length feature films in 57 years, and was the first Japanese film maker to burst onto the world cinema scene. He was granted an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1990. He died in Tokyo on September 6th 1998.

This festival will be a rare opportunity to see three of his finest films all including Toshiro Mifune, concluding with perhaps his most loved film, Rashomon, which brought Kurosawa to the attention of western audiences .

Speaker: Academic, Julian Warren, will introduce each film and conduct a Q&A session at the end of the day.

Session Times:

9.45am: Yojimbo (Japan, 1961, M, 110 mins)
11.45am: Lunch break
1.10pm: Sanjuro (Japan, 1962, PG, 95 mins)
3.15pm: Rashomon (Japan, 1950, PG, 88 mins)
5.15pm: Close

Tickets:

$36 for three films or $14.50 per film

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Dates:
Sun 03 Mar 2019 - Sun 03 Mar 2019
Venue:
Healesville Memorial Hall
Address:
235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
Phone:
1300 368 333
Cost:
$36 for 3 films or $14.50 per film

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