So... I'm using the local public library to catch up on a lot of the films I feel like I should have seen but never got around to watching. It's great because the library near me actually has a large foreign film DVD collection and the rentals are free for 3 days.
Anyway, last night I watched Kurosawa's "Rashomon". The movie definitely lived up to my expectations. I do have some questions that others might be able to shed light on.
I've read in numerous places that the ending is rather open to interpretation and the point of the film is that subjective truth lies in the mind of those watching. Every telling of the story an interpretation of the mind that experienced it. I also seem to have read that the final 'witness' version must be the "T"ruth as evidenced by the validation the woodcarver gets from the priest in the end (restoring his faith in man).
Unfortunatley, the library DVDs don't have the written inserts and I know that the criterion collection version had an excerpt from Kurosawa's autobiography in which he spoke of the film.
Anyone have any insight, thoughts, reviews or critiques of this Japanese cinema classic??