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Kurosawa retrospective reveals Japanese director’s impact

  • COURTESY SHOCHIKU

    Akira Kurosawa’s “The Idiot” is based on the Russian novel of the same name.

  • COURTESY TOHO

    Toshiro Mifune plays a rogue samurai in Akira Kurosawa’s ”Yojimbo.”

Akira Kurosawa is considered Japan’s greatest director and one of the world’s most influential filmmakers. This month the Honolulu Museum of Art is offering a retrospective, screening 24 of his 30 films, allowing fans to enjoy his remarkable body of work in all of its visual splendor and storytelling mastery. Read more

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