Woman in the Dunes
aka Suna no onna
First screened in June 2001 / Most recently screened in March 2005
Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara. Cast: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Koji Mitsui, Hiroko Ito, Sen Yano. Screenplay: Kôbô Abe (based on his novel).

Twitter Capsule: A masterpiece from any angle: as humid erotic nightmare, as Kafkaesque adventure, as arid post-atomic allegory.

VOR:   Aces a kind of dream-based horror that seldom works this well, while yielding a stunningly tactile experience, political resonances, and a landmark of film eroticism as well. What?

Photo © 1964 Toho Film/Teshigahara Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A+

Academy Award Nominations (1964):
Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Award Nominations (1965):
Best Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Special Jury Prize

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