Crows from Dreams
by Akira Kurosawa, Japan 1990, 12'
SCREENPLAY: Akira Kurosawa   MUSIC: Shinichirô Ikebe
PHOTOGRAPHY: Kazutami Hara, Takao Saitō, Masaharu Ueda   PRODUCER: Seikichi Iizumi, Mike Y. Inoue, Hisao Kurosawa, Allan H. Liebert
EDITING: Tome Minami   LANGUAGE: Japenese, French, English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
 This is the 5th of the 8 episodes in Kurosawa’s film, Dreams. In Crows, a young painter (the director’s alter-ego) finds himself transported into one of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, searching for the great master. He wanders through landscapes painted by the Dutch artist (an extraordinary special effect obtained through digital technology) until he finds him (played by Martin Scorsese), on a path through a wheatfield. A pistol-shot is heard. A murder of frightened crows flies away. Brought back to reality, the protagonist finds himself in a museum, in front of “Wheatfield with Crows Under a Stormy Sky”, the last picture Van Gogh painted before committing suicide.

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