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Apr 01, 2020lukasevansherman rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Beautiful late film from the Japanese master Akira Kurosawa. He would make two films after this, but this 1990 film feels like the summation of one of the great careers in cinema. Yet despite the elegiac quality, it doesn't feel like the film of an old man in the sense the Kurosawa is embracing new techniques and working with color (which he came late to) in striking and unexpected ways. As the title indicates, this film is made up of dreams, which the director claimed he all had. Martin Scorsese plays Van Gogh in one episode. The documentary featuring other directors (Scorsese, Miyazaki, Clint Eastwood) paying tribute is worth watching.