Akira Kurosawa

No Regrets for Our Youth

No Regrets for Our Youth

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.

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Eclipse Series 7: Postwar Kurosawa

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AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa

AK 100: 25 Films by Kurosawa

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No Regrets for Our Youth
Setsuko Hara
Yukie Yagihara
Susumu Fujita
Ruykichi Noge
Denjiro Okochi
Professor Yagihara
Haruko Sugimura
Madame Noge
Eiko Miyoshi
Madame Yagihara
Aritake Kono
Akira Kurosawa
Eijiro Hisaita
Asakazu Nakai
Tadashi Hattori

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Eclipse Series 7:Postwar Kurosawa

NO REGRETS FOR OUR YOUTH: RECOVERY EFFORT As Japan was coming out of World War II, Akira Kurosawa was coming into his own as a filmmaker. And this was hardly a coincidence: though he had made a name for himself as a promising popular craftsman at Toh…

By Michael Koresky



Akira Kurosawa


Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa

Arguably the most celebrated Japanese filmmaker of all time, Akira Kurosawa had a career that spanned from the Second World War to the early nineties and that stands as a monument of artistic, entertainment, and personal achievement. His best-known films remain his samurai epics Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, but his intimate dramas, such as Ikiru and High and Low, are just as searing. The first serious phase of Kurosawa’s career came during the postwar era, with Drunken Angel and Stray Dog, gritty dramas about people on the margins of society that featured the first notable appearances by Toshiro Mifune, the director’s longtime leading man. Kurosawa would subsequently gain international fame with Rashomon, a breakthrough in nonlinear narrative and sumptuous visuals. Following a personal breakdown in the late sixties, Kurosawa rebounded by expanding his dark brand of humanism into new stylistic territory, with films such as Kagemusha and Ran, visionary, color, epic ruminations on modern man and nature.