"No Regrets for Our Youth"
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
An unusual feminist
epic saga which focuses on a charming, talented and self-absorbed Japanese woman, Yukie,
who is preparing herself for the role of a spoiled, cultured wife. She flirts with two
suitors, one a disaffected leftist, the other a right-wing careerist, though she has no
personal interest in politics. The earliest personal and first great film by Kurosawa,
with a commanding performance by Setsuko Hara as the complex woman whose life unfolds
against the backdrop of Japanese militarist society. Japanese with English subtitles.