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The Ambivalent Future: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Release Date 2003-02-08
Runtime 75 minutes
Genres Documentary
Stars Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Takashi Asai, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji, Yasuaki Harada
Directors Takashi Asai, Kenjirô Fujii, Kenjirô Fujii, Kenjirô Fujii

Initially, Ambivalent Future was intended as a film about the production of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Bright Future". But director Fujii has taken the "behind the scenes"-concept to unprecedented heights with this unique documentary offering a close look into the world of Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the auteur. Scenes from the surprisingly low key and relaxed production of "Bright Future" are of course sprinkled liberally throughout the documentary, but between these we are treated to interesting and revealing interviews with actors, producers and Kurosawa's many other collaborators. And perhaps the most surprising thing of all is how much of Kurosawa there is, talking candidly about his working methods and the philosophy behind it all.