Woman in the Dunes
Woman in the Dunes ★★★★ Suna No Onna; Woman of the Dunes 1964
Splendid, resonant allegorical drama. A scientist studying insects in the Japanese sand dunes finds himself trapped with a woman in a hut at the bottom of a pit. Superbly directed and photographed (by Hiroshi Segawa). Scripted by Kobo Abe from his acclaimed novel. In Japanese with English subtitles. 123m/B VHS, DVD . JP Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida, Koji Mitsui, Hiroko Ito, Sen Yano; D: Hiroshi Teshigahara; W: Kobe Abe; C: Hiroshi Segawa; M: Toru Takemitsu. Cannes ‘64: Grand Jury Prize.