February 27: I Live In Fear

Thursday, February 27 2020 |Ikimono no kiroku aka Record of a Living Being aka I Live In Fear Japan 1955 d. Akira Kurosawa with Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi, Kyoko Aoyama, Haruko Togo and Noriko Sengoku. Black and white. In Japanese with English subtitles. 103 m

“…one of his most underrated, starring Toshiro Mifune as an aging patriarch who, frightened by the prospect of a nuclear war, decides to sell his family business and move to a farm in Brazil. Along with Kurosawa’s sublime Rhapsody in August, which also deals with the atomic bomb, this was probably the most poorly received work of his entire career, but I persist in finding it among the most memorable: eerie, troubling, and haunting.” Jonathan Rosenbaum

Links: IMDB Wikipedia

See Also: Rhapsody In August (Kurosawa, 1991), The Face Of Another (Teshigahara, 1966), Godzilla (Honda. 1954)

Series:Winter 2020 :: Akira Kurosawa Tokyo Postwar´╗┐