Lecture series on Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa

Ahram Online, Sunday 10 Jun 2012

The Japan Foundation is hosting a series of lectures on Akira Kurosawa, discussing his body of work and international influence

After the Rain
After the Rain

The Japan Foundation in Cairo is hosting a series of lectures discussing the works of the renowned Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

Lectures will be held by film critics Essam Zakaria and Magda Mouris during the month of June.

Kurosawa is one of the important filmmakers in world cinema, who has made over 30 films in his lifetime. His international breakthrough was through the film Rashomon, which combines two short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Among his awards are an honorary Academy Award for his cinematic accomplishments, a Palme d'Or for his film Kagemusha, a BAFTA award for Ran, the Silver Bear at the Berlinale for The Hidden Fortress and a Career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1982.


14 June

Who is Akira Kurosawa? Reflections on his cinematic works.

Lecture by film critic Essam Zakaria

21 June

The international influence of Akira Kurosawa

Lecture by film critic Essam Zakaria

28 June

Screening of After The Rain followed by a discussion with film critic Magda Mouris.

All lectures start at 6pm.

Japan Foundation Library
Cairo Centre Building
5th floor
106 Qasr Al-Aini Street
Garden City


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