UW Cinematheque: Summer Selections

Woman in the Dunes | Japan | 1964 | 35mm | 147 min. | Japanese with English subtitles Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
7 p.m.
Location
Description
Cast: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô In Teshigahara’s surreal masterpiece, an unnamed vacationing teacher finds himself trapped in a pit with a widowed woman. Together they must perpetually shovel sand to earn provisions delivered from above. The stark imagery coupled with Toru Takemitsu’s chilling score provides a meditation on the nature of identity.
Cost
Free
Contact
262-3627, ben.reiser@wisc.edu