(Akira Kurosawa, 1950, 88 min, Japan, Japanese w/ English
Subtitles, Black & White, DVD)
In ancient Japan, a woman is raped and her husband killed. The film gives us four viewpoints of the incident – one for each defendant – each revealing a little more detail. Which version, if any, is the real truth about what happened?
— Winner of an honorary Academy Award for Outstanding Foreign Language Film
–Nominated for Best Film at the 1953 BAFTA Awards, and Winner of the Golden Lion and Italian Critics Film Award at the 1951 Venice Film Festival
DATE: April 10, 2011
LOCATION: White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke