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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Akira Kurosawa vintage movie posters from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic creations.

    Japanese film director, producer and screenwriter Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) won international acclaim during his 57 year career. He was a painter, an assistant director in the PCL cinema studio, and an assistant to director Yamamoto Kajirō in 1943. 

    Akira Kurosawa's first directorial feature film was Sanshiro Sugata, followed by Ichiban utsukushiku (The Most Beautiful) in 1944, which resulted in him marrying the leading actress Yaguchi Yoko. He worked for his picture of the parody Kabuki drama Tora no o fumu otokotachi (They Who Step on the Tiger’s Tail) in 1945 although there was a delay involving the film's distribution. His Waga seishun ni kuinashi (1946; No Regrets for Our Youth) portrays Japanese militarism, and Yoidore tenshi (1948; Drunken Angel) starred actor Toshirō Mifune.

    Kurosawa’s film Rashomon was awarded the Grand Prix at the Venice Film Festival in 1951 and won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film; it was written by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke. His other famous films includes Hakuchi (1951's The Idiot) based upon Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel , Ikiru “To Live” (1952), the epic Shichinin no samurai Seven Samurai (1954), Ikimono no kiroku (1955's I Live in Fear, or Record of a Living Being), Throne of Blood (1957), Kagemusha (1980) and Ran in 1985.

    Akira Kurosawa was named ""Asian of the Century"" by CNN and the AsianWeek magazine, and received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original Akira Kurosawa movie posters includes a Polish B1 (26x38) of The Seven samurai in Fine/Very Fine condition on linen. The poster is a re-release of the 1954 Kurosawa classic with artwork is by Andrzej Pagowski. Our Akira Kurosawa poster collection also includes a German A0 (33x46) poster of Ran in Very Fine condition, unfolded with minor edge wear near bottom for the epic (German Style A).

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.