Rashomon is a major highlight of the Tokyo Film Festival almost seven decades after it was first shown in Japan.
A packed audience at the 32nd edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival were treated this week to Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, in a digitally restored version of the 1950 classic in 4K resolution.
Screened in the Japanese Classics programme of the Tokyo film festival being held from October 28 to November 5, Rashomon is a major highlight of the festival almost seven decades after it was first shown in Japan. The restoration of Kurosawa's masterpiece owes it to a collaboration between Japan and the United States.
The restoration of Rashomon was the result of an international collaboration involving several institutions and companies in Japan and the United States.