Japanese Film Series - Ran
The Institute’s celebration of Japanese culture continues with this special Japanese Film Series on select Thursdays during the exhibition. A variety of film titles have been chosen to represent different genres and highlight some of the finest international films.
Directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1985, Japan, Rated R, 163 min., subtitled
Ran is Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s reinterpretation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. The Lear counterpart is an elderly 16th-century warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai), who announces that he’s about to divide his kingdom equally among his three sons. In his dotage, he falls prey to the false flattery of his treacherous sons (Akira Terao and Jinpachi Nezu), while banishing his youngest son (Daisuke Ryu), the only member of the family who loves him enough to tell him the unvarnished truth. Thanks to his foolish pride, his domain collapses under its own weight as the sons battle each other over total control. Kurosawa’s first film after five years, Ran had been in the planning stages for twice that long.
Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.
$6 MWPAI Members
$8 General Admission
Free for PrattMWP Students
- Film Passbooks that don't expire:
10 discounted admissions are available
at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
$55 for MWPAI Members
$75 for General Admission