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Mifune: The Last Samurai (N/C 12+)

24 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Twenty years after his death, Toshirô Mifune remains one of the defining figures of Japanese cinema. His collaborations with legendary director Akira Kurosawa created an indelible image of a ferocious, relentless lone wolf warrior that would influence Clint Eastwood’s The Man with No Name and many others. Keanu Reeves narrates a documentary filled with archive footage, insight and the vivid testimony of family and colleagues on a fascinating, mercurial figure. The film is a perfect overture to GFF’s short Mifune retrospective, which includes an unmissable selection of Kurosawa classics. 

It's a brisk and energetic primer for those who don't know his movies or are ready to watch them again.

Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
  • Director Steven Okazaki
  • Certification N/C 12+
  • Running time 1h20m
  • Country Japan
  • Language English and Japanese with English subtitles
  • Year of production 2016
  • Thanks to Celluloid Dreams / Strand Releasing
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