PANAJI: Entertainment Society of Goa’s Cinephile Film Club, will screen Japanese film, Ikiru, on Thursday (24th February), at 6.30pm at Maquinez Palace, Old GMC Complex, here.
Sachin Chatte will host the screening of Ikiru (1952), directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film with English subtitles, is of 2 hours 20 minutes duration.
This masterpiece by the legendary director Akira Kurosawa came soon after the success of Rashomon and it regularly finds a place in the “greatest films of all time” lists. Even 70 years after its release, it remains a powerful, ageless, and extremely moving film.
The story is about a bureaucrat, who is going through the motions of life, both at work, and personally. One day, he discovers that he has cancer and from there on he starts celebrating life. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand and the Malayalam film Chitrashalabham, were loosely inspired by Ikiru.
In his review, the famed critic Roger Ebert said, “Over the years I have seen Ikiru every five years or so, and each time it has moved me, and made me think. And the older I get, the less Watanabe seems like a pathetic old man, and the more he seems like every one of us.”