JFKL March 2020

Rashomon 2020

Malaysia’s pioneer theatre company, the
Actors Studio (Malaysia) and The Japan
Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, will co-organise
a memorial collaboration project, “Rashomon
2020” celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The Actors Studio’s adaptation of Rashomon is
based on Rashomon, the film, which marked
the entrance of Japanese film onto the world
stage where it won the “Golden Lion Award”
at “Venice Film Festival” in 1951 and catapulted
influential Japanese filmmaker KUROSAWA
Akira to international fame.

“Rashomon 2020” will build on the success of the past three staging, bringing the best of the best together including both old and new team
members. Directed and designed by Joe Hasham OAM, “Rashomon
2020” will be presented as a trilingual production (Japanese, English
and Mandarin), and aims to be the perfect reflection of our past and
our future, a display of multiculturalism at its best that is evident in 21st
Century society where borders are increasingly erased.