Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)
Plot: A merging and retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear and a similar Japanese legend, relocated to Sengoku-era Japan and the children of the increasingly frenzied Hidetora, whose relationships with their ailing father become increasingly tumultuous when he decides to divide up his dwindling kingdom.
Boiled Down: Epic. Passionate. Nihilistic. PureCinema. Stunning.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars