"Exquisite…Extraordinarily Moving!" -A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Akira Kurosawa's touching and final film Madadayo, is the perfect ending to a lifetime of cinematic achievements.
The film follows the last two decades in the life of Hyakken Uchida, a writer and teacher who retires in the war years of the early 1940s. His students venerate him in his old age, and join him and his family each year for a ritual birthday party asking "Mahda-kai? (Are you ready?)" to which Uchida downs a big glass of beer and answers "Madadayo! (Not Yet!)," acknowledging that death may be near, but life still goes on.