The Rashomon Effect

—A week or so back, the Cinema Club screened the movie Rashomon. Considered to be the quintessential work of legendary director Akira Kurosawa, this film is a masterful study of both the good and evil sides of humanity. Shot in breathtaking black and white, Kurosawa presents us with four irregular testimonies as puzzle pieces, questioning the authenticity of first-hand evidence and the general character of human nature. With its commentary on the subjectivity of truth and its complex non-linear narrative, Rashomon has established its status as an enduring gem of world cinema.
To learn more about the different themes present in the movie, click here.


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