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July 14 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Mādadayo’s sweetly sentimental account of a retired professor and dutiful students was a digression for Akira Kurosawa, who generally did not dabble in such slender tales. Tatsuo Matsumura plays real-life author and academic Hyakken Uchida (1889 – 1971), whom we encounter at the end of his career, greeting his final classes with impish good humor. Sensei, as he is called, settles in with his books and writing desk, as well as a pet cat, whose apparent departure provides an emotional interlude. (Akira Kurosawa, 1993, 35mm, subtitles, 134 minutes)

©1993 courtesy Kadokawa Pictures, Dentsu, Kurosawa Production

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