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I Live in Fear on 35mm
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Seven Japanese people sit around a wooden table, the man in the foreground has a stressed expression. The image is in black and white
I Live in Fear, dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan 1955, 99 min. Japanese with English subtitles. PG.

‘Akira Kurosawa’s I Live in Fear (1955) is one of the director’s lesser-known films and the last of the few that deals directly with the question of nuclear threat as well as its reality. The central character’s paranoia at one point leads him to mistake rays of sunlight for the onset of an atomic attack, a moment that resonates deeply with the exploration of apocalypticism and the everyday in The Red Sun is High, the Blue Low. Kurosawa’s haunting, beautiful, disturbing film forces us to never shy away from the social and the human, especially when it’s confronted with one of the most inhuman acts imaginable.’
– Gray Wielebinski 

Screening as a part of the exhibition The Red Sun is High, the Blue Low.
09:00 pm
Tue, 28 Nov 2023
Cinema 1

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