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[Japanese Film Screening: Woman in the Dunes]

Asian Studies Program Presents

Friday, April 12, 2019

Japanese Film Screening: Woman in the Dunes

Olin, Room 102

Woman in the Dunes
Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Writer: Kôbô Abe (novel)
Release date: February 15, 1964

“An amateur entomologist has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema’s most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of everyday life as a Sisyphean struggle—an achievement that garnered Teshigahara an Academy Award nomination for best director.” 

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Location: Olin, Room 102