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Ran

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Ran
Akira Kurosawa, 1985
Thu, July 7, 2011 7 PM

"Spectacular! Among the most thrilling movie experiences a viewer can have!"—Terrence Rafferty, New York Times

Kurosawa's riff on Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, Ran is the epic tale of an aging 16th-century warlord with a legacy of bloodshed who intends to divide his kingdom between his three disloyal sons. Two beautifully choreographed, stunningly shot, carnage-filled battle scenes steal the show! Nominated for four Oscars including Best Director, it won for Costume Design. (160 mins., 35mm)

Copresented by Ohio State's East Asian Studies Center.