The son of legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa has opened a private film academy dedicated to "[raising] the talent in [the] Japanese film industry, based on the Kurosawa spirit." The school, which will offer two year courses in production and acting, is staffed by many of the director's former collaborators, including head of instruction Teruyo Nogami, who served as script supervisor and production manager on nearly all of Kurosawa films. Tatsuya Nakadai, who starred in both Ran and Kagemusha for Kurosawa, is serving as dean.

Though the school is currently under construction, it is expected to welcome its first class this fall, with 80 students studying production, and 30 learning acting -- if you're interested, they're now accepting applications. (And don't come complaining that the link is in Japanese. If you can't read it, you need to slowly step away from your dream of applying.)
categories Movies, Cinematical