SUN FEB 4, 2024 1:00 PM

Raven Jackson Presents WOMAN IN THE DUNES

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Introduction by filmmaker Raven Jackson

‘Sunday Print Edition’

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  • RELEASED IN: 1964
  • 147 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA

ABOUT THE FILM: 

In Japanese with English subtitles. 

One of the sixties’ great international art-house sensations, WOMAN IN THE DUNES was for many the grand unveiling of the surreal, idiosyncratic worldview of Hiroshi Teshigahara. Eiji Okada plays an amateur entomologist who has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert; when he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow (Kyoko Kishida) who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema’s most bristling, unnerving, and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of everyday Sisyphean struggle, for which Teshigahara received an Academy Award nomination for best director.

FORMAT: 35mm

DISTRIBUTOR: Janus Films

COUNTRY: Japan

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