Japanese / Turkish Subtitle
ENGLISH NAME: Dreams
DIRECTOR: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
RELEASED: 24 Aug 1990
ACTORS: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada
AVARDS: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.
COUNTRY: Japan, USA
LANGUAGE: Japanese, French, English
PLOT: A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
RUNTIME: 119 mn.
Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of creation, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (who is played by Martin Scorsese), Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams is both a showcase for its maker’s artistry at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance.