Ran

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    7:00
  • Fri Oct 21
    9:00
Ran
director:
Akira Kurosawa
cast:
Tatsuya Nakadai, Satoshi Terao

“An awesome work from a master at the height of his powers” (NY Talk), Ran is director Akira Kurosawa’s devastating, unparalleled take on King Lear. The tale of a ruler betrayed by his two elder children and redeemed by the youngest is shifted to 16th century Japan, where a warlord (Nakadai) divides his kingdom among his three sons. The resulting chaos (“ran” in Japanese) culminates in one of the most spectacular and horrifying battle sequences ever filmed, but the destruction is also spiritual: the lord is undone not only by pride but also by his own violent past. A brilliant, gorgeous epic that must be seen on the big screen, Ran is “a Lear for our age, and for all time.” (Time Out)

website: rialtopictures.com/catalogue/ran

New Digital Restoration
format
DCP color
runtime
2 hours 41 minutes
release year/country
1985 Japan
subtitled