Screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network


Date: Tues 7 Dec, 2pm
Location: First floor Screen Room
Tickets: £15 including Afternoon Tea

Join us for Afternoon Tea followed by a screening of the acclaimed movie Seven Samurai.

Seven Samurai (1954)
206 mins. Cert PG . Director: Akira Kurosawa with Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshio Inaba and Keiko Tsushima

When 16th-century farmers whose village is repeatedly attacked by merciless bandits ask an elderly, masterless samurai (Takashi Shimura) for help, offering nothing but food in return, he hesitantly agrees and assembles a band of warriors to defend and train the villagers.

Boasting terrific performances, (with Shimura and Toshiro Mifune – as a peasant masquerading as a samurai – particularly memorable), superb camerawork, and expertly mounted battle sequences, Seven Samurai is undoubtedly one of the greatest action films ever made.

Akira Kurosawa is regarded as one of the most important film-makers of the 20th century and his films have influenced film-makers across the globe. We present two of his films and a discussion the enduring appeal of his work on Indian film-makers.

‘An enduring classic’

‘A true masterpiece’

‘The greatest action movie ever made’
Washington Post

We will be screening a pre-recorded conversation introducing the film.

Places are limited so early booking is essential.