WOMAN IN THE DUNES (15)

Wednesday 9th October 2019 - 7:30 pm

Dir: Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964, JAPAN, 147 mins.
With Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida, Koji Mitsui, Hiroko Ito.

An entomologist wanders among the dunes in search of rare insects and, having missed the last bus, stays overnight with a young widow whose tumbledown shack is at the bottom of a pit.  When he wakes in the morning the rope ladder he used to descend has been removed, leaving him trapped.  What follows is a weird, dreamlike allegory with exceptional black and white imagery accompanied by a haunting soundtrack.  Winner of a special jury prize at Cannes and nominated for two Oscars.