To round up this week’s Akira Kurosawa related news, here’s two lighter news items:
Kin Sugai, who over the years appeared in five Kurosawa films with minor roles (in High and Low, our current Film Club movie, she plays a female drug addict), has been given a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest actress to get first starring role. In December this year, she will be seen playing the lead role in My Grandmother (Boku no Obaachan).
Meanwhile, CNN’s The Screening Room has decided to once and for all determine what the best ever movies made in Asia are. So that we can all stop wondering. Their list can be found here, and there should also be a way to vote or at least voice your opinion. In any case, Ikiru made the cut.
30 September 2008
There’s no Ozu on the list.