Woman in the dunes

March 23, 2014, 4:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Filmmaker, opera director, calligrapher, ceramist, poet, and wood block artist Hiroshi Teshigahara’s most famous film is Woman in the Dunes, in which he combines all of his aesthetic talents in an elegant minimalist approach that has a variety of profound meanings. Jumpei Niki (Eiji Okada) is a Tokyo entomologist who is on a mission collecting insect specimens among the dunes in a seaside village. He misses the last bus home, so is invited by the villagers to stay at a woman’s house that is situated conveniently nearby. Her life is devoted. His life has been interrupted, and in a series of emotions directly corresponding to the design of his situation, he finds his true purpose. Surreal, Kafkaesque, existential, hypnotic, erotic and life affirming, Woman in the Dunes is also unforgettable. (In Japanese with English subtitles).

Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall
1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, 33139

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