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Zeze Takahisa’s ‘Fragments of the Last Will’ Set as Tokyo Film Festival Opener

“Fragments of the Last Will,” a post-wwii prisoner of war drama, has been set as the opening title of next month’s Tokyo International Film Festival. It is directed by Zeze Takahisa.The festival, which runs Oct. 24-Nov. 2, 2022, will close with “Living,” directed by Oliver Hermanus and starring Bill Nighy. The film is a reworking […]

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Living Review: Bill Nighy Leads A Quietly Affecting Remake Of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru [Sundance 2022]

Remaking the work of Akira Kurosawa is almost sacrilegious. How can any filmmaker possibly hope to measure up to the masterful storytelling of such a cinematic legend? Well, in the case of Kurosawa’s classic masterpiece “Ikiru,” it’s almost imperative that the film be remade. For a story that hones in on the fleeting nature of […]

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‘Ikiru’ Remake ‘Living’ Will Star Bill Nighy

While remakes can sometimes be surprisingly great, it’s probably never a great idea to remake an Akira Kurosawa movie. But that’s not going to stop Living, an English-language remake of Kurosawa’s acclaimed 1952 film Ikiru. Lionsgate just picked up UK distribution rights to the film, which comes from director Oliver Hermanus and will star Bill […]

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Bill Nighy, ‘Sex Education’ Star Aimee Lou Wood Team for Kurosawa Adaptation ‘Living’

BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy is set to take the lead in Living, an English-language adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 Japanese classic Ikiru from Nobel and Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Remains of The Day and Never Let Me Go.Oliver Hermanus (Moffie, The Endless River) will direct the feature, heading […]

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Seven Samurai tops critics’ poll of best foreign-language films

Akira Kurosawa epic beats Bicycle Thieves to top of BBC’s 100-strong list that includes just four female-directed filmsA critics’ poll conducted by the BBC has voted Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 swordsman epic Seven Samurai as the greatest ever non-English-speaking film.The BBC culture website polled more than 200 “film experts” from more than 40 countries, including critics, […]

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