The past, present, and future. The thoughts and images of one man... for all men. One man's dreams... for every dreamer.
A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Akira Terao Mitsuko Baisho Toshie Negishi Mieko Harada Mitsunori Isaki Toshihiko Nakano Yoshitaka Zushi Hisashi Igawa Chosuke Ikariya Chishū Ryū Martin Scorsese Masayuki Yui Tetsuo Yamashita Misato Tate Catherine Cadou Mieko Suzuki Ryûjirô Oki Masaaki Sasaki Motohiro Toriki Shû Nakajima Masuo Amada Sakae Kimura Meikyô Yamada Tetsu Watanabe Tetsuya Ito Shôichirô Sakata Hiroshi Miyasaka Toshiya Ito Takashi Itô Show All…
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, Yume, Akira Kurosawas Dreams, Rêves de Kurosawa
this is, for lack of a better word, so dreamy and majestically beautiful. even with some of the harsher sequences, there’s a real tenderness to creating something that resonates.
In high school, I took a psychology course during which I learned, erroneously or not, that dreams are just random images fired off by your brain. Some meaning is attached to them, but it's largely after the fact. After learning this, I more or less stop being interested in them. Any value they had as insights to my life were basically negated by the fact that dreams were entirely random. Other people's dreams became especially dull to me. "Oh, I had the weirdest dream..." essentially means "Oh, I had a perfectly normal dream." Yeah, I'm kinda a jerk. But I just don't tend to find discussions of actual dreams very interesting. (Fictional dreams, especially prophetic visions and whatnot, are fine,…
Through Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams you notice a profound reflection of the director’s ideals and values he had during his life. This is probably his most experimental work and adding all the hallucinatory sequences, surrealism, post-apocalyptic visions and an exuberant display of nature really helped enhancing the whole experience to a whole other level. While some of the dreams might be more enticing to watch than others, they all have a deep significance attached to them. At the end of the day, this is a fascinating celebration of life and death that will certainly stick with you.
Dreams is a unique concept for a film, consisting entirely of short films inspired by Akira Kurosawa's recurring dreams. It is unlike anything else in his filmography and pure surreal arthouse. The images are beautiful and abstract, the storytelling often formless and wordless but forever hypnotic. All the sections are interesting in their own way, but the dreamy and slow presentation makes for something much more. Whilst Dreams is somewhat like Dodes'ka-den in having multiple stories, it is all structured and separated clearly here.
There is much speculation as to how this jigsaw fits into Kurosawa's personal life. What do these dreams tell us about Kurosawa's mind? Nothing really, or rather no more than our own dreams do. Each dream…
Maybe the best use of color I've ever seen in a film???? To everyone who deceived me into thinking this was lesser Kurosawa, hang your heads in shame.
Afterthoughts: Wow! What an extraordinary delight for eye, ear, head and heart.
While Dreams will have less appeal than the majority of Kurosawa’s filmography to those who above all crave narrative, it cannot be denied that this beautiful series of distinct vignettes, inspired by the writer-director’s own nightly visions, is pure cinema; a full-on display of how artful the medium can be.
The makeup, costumes, locations and overall production design is absolutely stunning, and arguably the finest in a Kurosawa film, as too is the magnificent music by Shinichirô Ikebe that penetrates the soul and arouses goosebumps down the arms.
Dreams is a two hour journey through a host of sights and sounds that mystify, stagger, soothe, enchant, excite, horrify…
Kurosawa's Ōbayashi film. Brief vignettes and accounts of dreams, memories which are here, and then aren't. In Dreams, it's almost as if it's the first time I've seen Kurosawa this free; the work feels so fleshed out, so free from the control of studios and producers, and thus so genuine. Dreams plays out in an episodic manner, all of them somewhat incoherent, weird, and at first seemingly unrelated to each other, but as a whole they all add up to become this masterful and beautiful collection of images and sound that not only dazzle the eyes but touch the heart.
This film is possibly Kurosawa's most surreal and experimental work ever, with insanely beautiful colour palettes and extremely picturesque imagery.…
Criterion Collection Spine #842
(Foreign language film)
How about a glimpse into the vivid dreamscape of legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa ... YES PLEASE!
"I had another Dream."
Dreams is definitely the most unconventional of Kurosawa's movies that I have seen, since it is an anthology film divided into eight parts. Each segment features some stunning visuals which were inspired by the Director's dreams, thoughts on nature/humanity, and Japanese folklore. While the colorful images and traditions were fascinating to watch, at times the lengthy dialogue felt like Kurosawa was lecturing us, which tended to drag down the pacing.
Overall it was cool to see Kurosawa present this short subject style of filmmaking, compared to the sprawling…
Criterion challenge 2021 part 2: Akira Kurosawa
“A scene that looks like a painting doesn't make a painting. If you take the time to look closely, all of nature has its own beauty.”
I’m on my third Akira Kurosawa film of the day, that’s right, my day consisted of literally watching and fully indulging in on all this brilliance, I couldn’t be happier.
There are eight shorts in this beautiful arthouse of an anthology, each are tiny, colorful, sensory-packed and atmospheric visions into this geniuses midnight mind. I without a doubt, would sit here and watch full length films for each of these segments and be in complete awe... but give me 2 hour long feature length films for The Weeping…
If Ran was Kurosawa's swan song, then Dreams is the epilogue.
I have a newfound appreciation for life, cinema, nature, and art, thanks to the films of Akira Kurosawa. I haven't seen all of them yet, but the ones I saw this past week were all, in their own ways, beautiful, bold, stylish, heartfelt, and above all, filled with humanity. I laughed, I cried, and in the end, I walked away feeling enchanted and spellbound.
Thank you, Kurosawa.
this film is so wholesome and beautiful I nearly cried :') everyone should experience this. and after a rough couple days, I really needed it. thank you Kurosawa
I’ve also had a wet dream where Martin Scorsese was Vincent Van Gogh, very cool Kurosawa.
I’ve always been fascinated with the depiction of dreams in film. Awhile back I labeled film as the truest form of expression and dreams as the purest form of escapism and the rawest look at the internal psyche. So I think when brought together human expression and desire are perfectly molded into an artistic interpretation of the human condition. Kurosawa’s Dreams takes this idea even further by depicting multiple dreams, not connected by narrative but rather bound together strongly by tone, themes, and atmosphere.
The worlds present in Dreams are often fantastical landscapes perfectly accentuated with exuberant colors, meticulous and precise framing, and a…
I liked a lot of the ideas this movie created. Unfortunately it was a bit hit or miss with the anthologies and I wish there was a better way to get from dream to dream over the same title sequence every time. Other than that I enjoyed the visuals a lot and a some of the performances were stellar. Good overall. Not great.
mega lindo adoro que não é só uma historia durante duas horas mas sim bue historias q ainda por cima sao todas magicas e c visuais MEGA LINDOS E COLORIDOS OBG
“They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they're so proud of their inventions. What's worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don't know it, but they're losing nature.“
This was from 1990. I wrote this on a phone 31 years later. There this heavy beauty and sadness all wrapped in one during Dreams. Even in the darker moments of horror, it feels magical and otherworldly, and the inevitability of death feels peaceful.
Beautiful late work from Kurosawa - total Fellini vibes far as the filmmaking goes - at times like a live-action Ghibili - not sure what I have to say about the dreams themselves except that they really do feel true beyond reason's ability to explain. Really loved those first two best - the profound strangeness of the procession in the woods and the court of the cherry orchard.
Wish my dreams were as beautiful and wonderfully weird and philosophical.
My chest almost burns with love for this picture.. Can't even put it into words
such a good watch during a lazy afternoon
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW AMEI TANTO QUE LINDO CARALHO
as duas primeiras histórias são as minhas favoritas são tao tao tao tao tao lindas mas as seguintes foda se wow caralho como é que um filme consegue ser tão lindo
Dreams can come true. Thank you master Kurosawa.
Todos los temas de las películas de Kurosawa resumidos en cortometrajes sin unidad aparente. Paisajes imposibles, sabios consejos y sobretodo amor por la naturaleza nada que decir sobre Kurosawa que no se haya dicho ya.
SANSHIRO’S BOYS - AKIRA KUROSAWA RETROSPECTIVE: EPISODE 32
Despite starting his historic career in the 1940s, Akira Kurosawa was still making movies into the early 90s. He rang in the decade with a unique picture: Dreams, which consists of eight vignettes based on Kurosawa’s actual dreams. It also has one of the most unpredictable cameos of all time. Without much overarching plot to go on, Sanshiro’s Boys delve into the director’s psyche and try to discern if one man’s dream is another man’s nightmare.
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This movie is a visual treat, the realizations of the dream segments are surreal and more than occasionally haunting. In particular the transition from the more disjointed innocent dreams of childhood to the more apocalyptic nightmares of adulthood is brilliant and gives the movie a through-line. The films only weakness is the need to state some of the themes rather than infer them.
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