Kurosawa's Way (French: Kurosawa, la voie) is a 2011 French documentary directed and written by Catherine Cadou. The film features 11 major filmmakers from Asia, America and Europe as they discuss how the films of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa influenced them.

Kurosawa's Way
Kurosawas-Way-Poster.jpg
French film poster for Kurosawa's Way
Directed byCatherine Cadou
Produced byMichiko Yoshitake[1]
Written byCatherine Cadou
Narrated byCatherine Cadou[1]
CinematographyAlexis Kavyrchine
Simon Beaufils
Tsuneo Azuma
Tempei Iwakiri
Yoshihiro Ikeuchi[1]
Edited byCedric Defert[1]
Release date
  • 2011 (2011) (Cannes Film Festival)
Running time
52 minutes
CountryFrance[1]
LanguageFrench
English
Japanese
Cantonese
Persian
Korean
Persian[1][2]

SypnopsisEdit

Kurosawa's Way is a documentary that is intercut with Catherine Cadou's narration on her own experiences with Kurosawa, and interviews with various directors and archival photographs. The directors' interviews focus on both philosophical and technical observations of Kurosawa's films.[1]

IntervieweesEdit

ReleaseEdit

The film was shown at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival.[1][2] The documentary was released on the Blu ray and DVD by the Criterion Collection as part of their release of Kurosawa's film Dreams.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Variety praised the film, referring to it as "Meticulously crafted" and "engrossing".[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Simon, Alissa (January 18, 2013). "Kurosawa's Way". Variety. Archived from the original on April 25, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Kurosawa's Way". Tokyo International Film Festival. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Akira Kurosawa's Dreams". Criterion Collection. Retrieved November 21, 2016.

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