Akira Kurosawa - Ran
Akira Kurosawa’s brilliantly conceived re-telling of Shakespeare’s King Lear magically mixes Japanese history, Shakespeare’s plot and Kurosawa’s own feelings about loyalty in the masterpiece, RAN. Set in 16th century Japan Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among his three sons. Hidetora’s decision to step down unleashes a power struggle between the three heirs.
Second DVD contains AK, a 70 min documentary by Chris Marker.