Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it onscreen. Animators study movement in film in unique ways, because they themselves are a unique sort of filmmaker; carefully crafting each frame, examining the art of motion for the purposes of recreating it in meticulous frame-by-frame fashion.
Watch this essay on studying the master, possibly the greatest composer of motion in film history.