Woman of the Dunes (Classic Tuesdays)

Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan, 1964

Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô Rated 15 Run time 147 mins Pre-order tickets

Perhaps the most extraordinary of Teshigahara’s run of 1960s classics, this twisted tale of an entomologist captured by a sand-dune-dwelling widow is both visually stunning and endlessly enigmatic. A fable of escape from civilisation? A recasting of the Sisyphus myth? Whatever you make of it, you’re guaranteed to be intrigued…

100% – Rotten Tomatoes

8.5/ 10 – IMDB

“Teshigahara’s ability to pull us into this creepily sensuous world, a stifling but beautiful environment, is what gives “Woman in the Dunes” such a disquieting feel. “

“Teshigahara’s direction and Segawa’s camera-work often render the mundane startling and new, a claim that only good films can make”

MOVIE REVIEW : Deception in ‘Woman in the Dunes – LA Times