Force Material Episode XVIII: Rashomon
The first Japanese film to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Rashomon (1950) introduced the world to Japanese cinema at the perfect time, just as director Akira Kurosawa was coming into his own as a force to be reckoned with.
One of the most influential films of all time, it tells the tale of a shocking murder and rape from the very different perspectives of four unreliable narrators.
This week, we look at what makes Rashomon an enduring classic, and explain how it influenced The Last Jedi!
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