Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made: Three men take shelter at one of the gates leading to Kyoto, waiting for the rain to stop. We are under the Heian era (9th - 12th centuries). To pass the time, they discuss an event that took place recently: the discovery of the body of a samurai, probably killed by the bandit Tajomaru. The three men were in fact called to testify at the trial. They each report what they said at the trial, and what they saw. Four versions are opposed, the widow - who was allegedly raped by the bandit - also having her own. So what happened?
«A classic that was before its time because of its images, its multiple narrative structure, its poetry.»― Fernando Pérez
«I can watch Rashomon one hundred more times and still find new, hidden gems in it each time.»― Annemarie Jacir
«An innovator in his day, this film ages well. It presents the real as a perspective of reality. He succeeds excellently in creating a multitude of narratives that together form a unity, allowing the viewer to immerse himself in a different perspective on the same event each time.»― Alaa Eddine Aljem