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Marking Kurosawa's birth centenary with film fest

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's birth centenary will be celebrated through a four-city film festival organised by Shemaroo World Cinema.

2009-07-16T20:33:00Z

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's birth centenary will be celebrated through a four-city film festival organised by Shemaroo World Cinema.

The Kurosawa Film Festival will be held in Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi. The three-day festival will kickstart in Kolkata July 24 and end in September, said a press statement.

Shemaroo will also launch four of Kurosawa's movies on DVD namely 'Rashomon', 'Ran', 'Madadayo' and 'Quiet Duel', and these will also be available with Hindi sub-titles.

Legendary filmmaker Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director to Kajiro Yamamoto. He directed his first feature, 'Sanshiro Sugata', in 1943. After working in a wide range of genres, he made a breakthrough with his 1950 movie 'Rashomon', about a bandit attacking a samurai and his wife,

Some of his masterpieces include, 'Shichinin No Samurai' (1954), 'The Magnificent Seven' (1960), and 'Yojimbo' (1961), which were later remade by Americana and European filmmakers.

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