Posts Tagged ‘death’

Takashi Shimura (Kenji Watanabe), Shinichi Himori (Kimura). Written by Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto and Akira Kurosawa. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Rating: 12. Running time: 140 minutes. Perhaps this is presumptuous, but after having seen only Rashômon and now Ikiru, I’m going to deduce the existence of what should probably be called the Kurosawian stare. It’s […]


In the opening scene of Wild Strawberries, Isak Borg, the film’s main character, writes in his diary about how he has become withdrawn from other people in his old age, and increasingly sees ‘social intercourse’ as nothing more than half-hearted discussions about the behavior and actions of others. A picture is thus painted immediately of […]