Sunday, May 8, 2011

New documentary on Akira Kurosawa to have its international premiere at Cannes

by Chris MaGee

The contribution to world cinema by Akira Kurosawa is unarguable. It makes sense that his life and career has been chronicled in a number of documentaries including 1999's "Akira Kurosawa: The Last Emperor" and 2002's "Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create". Now this body of film documents about one of, if not the most important Japanese film-makers will grow with the addition of "Kurosawa, la Voie (Kurosawa's Way)", set for it's international premiere at the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival this month.

"Kurosawa, la Voie" is directed by Catherine Cadou, who worked with Kurosawa as his assistant and translator on a number of his late films. In her 52-minute film she discusses the legacy of Kurosawa with an impressive group of Japanese and international film luminaries including Bernardo Bertolucci, Julie Taymor, Theo Angelopoulos, Alejandro-Gonzales Inarritu, Abbas Kiarostami, Shinya Tsukamoto, Hayao Miyazaki, John Woo, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Bong Joon-ho.

There's no trailer cut for "Kurosawa, la Voie" yet, but we can most likely expect one on the tail of this Cannes premiere. Until then you can "Like" Cadou's film on Facebook here. Thanks to Wildgrounds for pointing this out.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Great for all fans of Akira Kurosawa film art! I look forward to see the new documentary in the Toronto.