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Dreams (Akira Kurosawa's Dreams)

Original title
Yume (Dreams) (Akira Kurosawa's Dreams)
Running time
120 min.
Japan Japan
Akira Kurosawa
Shinichirô Ikebe
Takao Saito
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Co-production Japan-United States; Distributed by Warner Bros.
Fantasy. Drama | Magic Realism. Nuclear Holocaust. Painting. Anthology Film
Synopsis / Plot
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams comprises eight dream sequences, featuring impressive special effects and beautiful scenery from Japan. Kurosawa's dream sequences are elusive, metaphoric and influenced by Japanese legends, reflecting in some way impressions from his own life. In the sequence entitled 'Crows' Martin Scorsese stars as Vincent Van Gogh in a wheat field resembling one of the artist's paintings. Another dream sequence explores Kurosawa's fear of nuclear devastation, while others capture moments of magic such as a young boy who sees peach trees dancing around him. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is the work of a mature cinematic genius.
1990: Golden Globes: Nominated to Best Foreign Language Film
1990: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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