The GOODS from The Cinematheque
Vancouver, BC | Akira Kurosawa’s stirring epic topped a recent BBC poll in which critics from 43 countries selected the greatest foreign-language (i.e. non-English-language) films of all time.
Seven Samurai was over a year in the making and became the most expensive movie ever made in Japan, nearly bankrupting Toho Studios. Its debt to the Hollywood Western (the films of John Ford in particular) was openly acknowledged by Kurosawa; Seven Samurai, in turn, influenced a wide range of non-Japanese cinema, from the Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone to the Star Wars cycle of George Lucas, and was remade in America as The Magnificent Seven.
Saturday, March 2 – 7:00pm
Sunday, March 3 – 7:00pm
Please note: Double-bill prices in effect for this film. Buy tickets.