UW Cinematheque: Summer Selections
Woman in the Dunes | Japan | 1964 | 35mm | 147 min. | Japanese with English subtitles Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Friday, July 14, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
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.