Akira Kurosawa

By Staff Writer
April 14, 2023
Akira Kurosawa was one of the most renowned Japanese film directors, known for Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952), and Seven Samurai (1954). Born in 1910, Kurosawa attended an art school and gave up his career as a painter to be an assistant director. Kurosawa got highly recognised through his film Rashomon which premiered at Venice Film Festival in 1951 where it was awarded the Grand Prix and later won the Academy Award for best foreign language film. Seven Samurai (or Shichinin no Samurai) was also one of the commercial successes of Kurosawa's work and reflected the richness of Japanese Cinema on a global platform. His works still continue to represent unique features of Japanese art through visual composition in the west.
Still from the film Seven Samurai
Movie posters for the film Seven Samurai
Director Akira Kurosawa at work
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