Tattered Cover FREE Classic: Ikiru
Japan, 1952, 143 Minute Running Time
Plays Sunday, April 6th at 2pm
Hosted by Howie Movshovitz
Presented by Tattered Cover Bookstore
FREE Tickets available ONE hour before screening.
A colorless clerk in the parks department learns that he has a terminal illness, and suddenly he breaks out of his lethargy and does something both kind and helpful. At his funeral, his co-workers try to figure out why he would have done something so silly and out of character (for all of them) – and they are perhaps changed. Kurosawa’s American reputation rests on his epics, but his social dramas like this one are soulful and brilliant.
DIRECTOR: Akira Kurosawa
US Distributor: Criterion