The visually stunning period drama is one of the best adaptations of Shakespeare’s King Lear out there. The storytelling is flawless, incorporating themes of family- honor- respect- power- betrayal- revenge- forgiveness- loyalty in an organic and engaging manner. The choice of colors and cinematography makes it flow like poetry. Especially, the scene where Hidetora leaves the castle leaves you awestruck. It’s further elevated by the outstanding music, epic battle actions and remarkable direction. Highly recommended this powerfully profound drama.
“In a mad world only the mad are sane” -Kyoam