No Regrets for Our Youth: A Retrospective on Kurosawa’s Postwar Gem

The opening of Akira Kurosawa’s No Regrets for Our Youth (1946) is set in 1933—two years after the Manchurian Incident, the event which hastened the invasion of northern China by the Imperial Japanese Army—and depicts a love triangle between the daughter of a well-off bourgeois family and a pair of university student suitors. The two … Continue reading No Regrets for Our Youth: A Retrospective on Kurosawa’s Postwar Gem