High and Low
Dir. Akira Kurosawa (1963). The masterpiece of Kurosawa's modern-day movies, this stunning film stars Toshiro Mifune as an industrialist who receives word that his son has been kidnapped. The great Japanese director develops an extraordinary visual style within the wide-screen format, contrasting the claustrophobic suspenseful first half set in Mifune's hilltop mansion with the second section's frenetic and thrilling low-life manhunt scenes.
Fri., Jan. 22, 1, 3:45, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., 2010
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