As the international licensor of this classic film, we are very pleased to play a part in honoring such a great artist as Akira Kurosawa
Plano, TX (Vocus) June 16, 2010
Odyssey Pictures Corporation (OPIX: OTCQB) (Odyssey), a media/marketing company, announces that it will provide the 32nd Moscow International Film Festival (June 17-26th) with a print of “Rhapsody in August” by iconic film director Akira Kurosawa. “Rhapsody in August” will run as part of a special retrospective the Festival is presenting on the 100-year anniversary of Kurosawa’s birth. Odyssey holds the rights to the classic film, which is part of the company’s library of film titles.
The prestigious event is in conjunction with the International Conference Dedicated to the Centenary of Akira Kurosawa being held in Moscow on June 20-22, which is co-hosted by The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Russian Institute for Cultural Research in partnership with a host of Russian and Japanese cultural and educational organizations.
First released in 1991, “Rhapsody in August” (Japanese title: Hachigatsu no rapusodi) premiered at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival and was Kurosawa’s second to last film before his death in 1998. With 30 films to his credit, Kurosawa is universally acknowledged as being one of world’s most influential and important filmmakers. Some of his more famous films include “The Seven Samurai,” “Yojimbo,” “Throne of Blood,” “Dersu Uzala” and “Ran.” He received the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1989. “Rhapsody in August” is a tale of three generations of Japanese and their responses to the atomic bombing of Japan. American film star Richard Gere played a feature role along with a long roster of Japanese actors.
“As the international licensor of this classic film, we are very pleased to play a part in honoring such a great artist as Akira Kurosawa,” states Odyssey’s President/CEO John Foster. “I can’t think of a better way to make use of our film library than to be a contributor to this prestigious event.”
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