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  • Sun 23 Apr
  • 160 minutes
  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai


Legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan.

Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

This film is being screened as part of our Book to Screen season, celebrating literature on film across the week of Hexham Book Festival.

This vibrant 4K restoration is also being screened in celebration of Shakespeare day.