The Barbican are having a directorspective for Japanese film legend Akira Kurosawa, and today I watched The Seven Samurai (1954). The story is basic; a farm village is regularly under attack from bandits but this time they decide to hire samurai to protect them. It's over 3 hours long and yet there was never a point when I was bored. This film makes you laugh, cry, think and wonder. An amazing film with a simple, eternally enduring story. I recommend.