ByJanuary 14, 2008
NO REGRETS FOR OUR YOUTH: RECOVERY EFFORT As Japan was coming out of World War II, Akira . . . Read more »
In Akira Kurosawa’s first film after the end of World War II, future beloved Ozu regular Setsuko Hara gives an astonishing performance as Yukie, the only female protagonist in Kurosawa’s body of work and one of his strongest heroes. Transforming herself from genteel bourgeois daughter to independent social activist, Yukie traverses a tumultuous decade in Japanese history.