Monday, March 5, 2012

Akira Kurosawa's 1990 Film DREAMS

Japanese master director Akira Kurosawa explores the vital relationship between man and his environment with this collection of eight enchanting short stories drawn from his personal memories and dreams. A feast for the senses, the luminous tales are distinguished by dazzling imagery, rich color and keen insight. Another famed director (and Kurosawa fan), Martin Scorsese, portrays Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in one of the dreams.

An excellent film! In one of the dream segments, what the villagers believe is Mt. Fuji erupting, are the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors exploding. Prophetic and poignant is Akira Kurosawa's expression of man's exploitation and neglect of earth.


Anonymous said...

I just put it in my queue Petra. It sounds fascinating. K.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

It's so beautifully done, K. I hope you enjoyed it.