RHAPSODY IN AUGUST (Akira Kurosawa, 1991)

First things first. Akira Kurosawa stated that Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku (literally, In the Stew), based on Kiyoko Murata’s novel, was made for a young audience—for Japanese schoolchildren, who knew little or nothing about the Second World War and how it ended in the Pacific with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I mention this […]