A.K. (film)

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A.K. (film).jpg
Directed byChris Marker
Produced bySerge Silberman
Written byChris Marker
StarringAkira Kurosawa
Chris Marker
Tatsuya Nakadai
Music byTôru Takemitsu
CinematographyFrans-Yves Marescot
Edited byChris Marker
Release date
  • 20 May 1985 (1985-05-20)
Running time
75 minutes

A.K. is a 1985 French documentary film directed by Chris Marker about the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. Though it was filmed while Kurosawa was working on Ran, the film focuses more on Kurosawa's remote but polite personality than on the making of the film. The film is sometimes seen as being reflective of Marker's fascination with Japanese culture, which he also drew on for one of his best-known films, Sans Soleil.[1] The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


  1. ^ Chicago Reader: Dave Kehr's Review of AK
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: A.K." festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-06-28.

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