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Past Films

Ikiru (1952)

  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
  • Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori
  • Genre: Drama, Classic
  • Rating: NR
  • Langauge: Japanese (subtitled)
  • Running Time: 143 min.

Ikiru is a classic and deeply moving humanist tale about a man facing his own mortality, one of legendary director Akira Kurosawa’s most intimate films.

Drury University philosophy professor Chris Panza will lead a post show discussion after the film. This screening is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

"Akira Kurosawa's greatest film."
- Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"A masterwork of burning social conscience and hard-eyed psychological realism."
- Time magazine
"Kurosawa performs a tour-de-force in keeping a dramatic thread throughout and avoiding the mawkish."
- Variety
"If you have never seen it, you should. If you have seen it before, your admiration will only increase."
- Micahel Wilmington, Chicago Tribune