1957. Japan. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. With Tishirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura. 110 min.
It’s Macbeth in kimonos, as a samurai is driven to regicide and madness by his scheming wife. With haunting compositions that conflate the normal with the supernatural and textual insights that would make your English profs commit seppuku, the film well deserves its reputation as one of the best Shakespeare adaptations of all time.
DATE: Tonight, December 11
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema