The love for William Shakespeare and Dostoevsky (from whose subjects he films the Idiot and Bassifondi) make him a cultured director, a lover of theatrical dramaturgy in cinema and the reinterpretation of the classics (in these like Carmelo Bene in Italy), descendant of a family of samurai he devoted himself to cinema and films to samurai themes, such as: Ran (late film inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear), Rashmon (winner of the Golden Lion) and The Seven Samurai, all set in the feudal period of the Japanese Empire. His way of filming is very traditional, but by loving the samurai, his films are inherently epic (soLeggi altro →