July 15: Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

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Woman in the Dunes

One of the sixties’ great international art-house sensations, Woman in the Dunes was for many the grand unveiling of the surreal, idiosyncratic worldview of Hiroshi Teshigahara. Eiji Okada plays an amateur entomologist who has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert; when he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow (Kyoko Kishida) who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema‚Äôs most bristling, unnerving, and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of everyday Sisyphean struggle, for which Teshigahara received an Academy Award nomination for best director. (Janus Films)

Director
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Starring
Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida
Year
1964
Country
Japan
Format
English subtitled 35mm
Running Time
147 minutes

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Fri, July 15
7:30 pm
Woman in the Dunes

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