Movie Review– Woman in the Dunes (1964) Dir. by Hiroshi Teshigahara, from the book by Kôbô Abe
on Sheila Ash (India), 09/Oct/2019 14:50, 34 days ago
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Woman in the DunesDirector:Hiroshi TeshigaharaWriters:Kôbô Abe(novel andscreenplay)Tonight our local Arts CentreThe Cuthad its weekly cinema night. The movie was the Oscar Best Picture 1966 nominatedWoman in the Dunesdirected byHiroshi Teshigaharawith screenplay written by the author of the novel of the same title, Kôbô Abe. I read the book several years ago see my blogpost. At the time thebookhad quite an impact on me I borrowed it from ourlocal library @HalesworthLib– I gave it 4* , so when I saw the movie was to be shown I had to go. I was not disappointed. A fantastic arts cinema movie full of exacting cinematography, stunning close ups of sand grains, dunes, skin, facial pores, bodies, hands. Filmed in black and white, the movie is full of light and shade,shifting landscapes, contours, curves both of the sand dunes and people. The score is trident, sharp and cutting, never letting you as the audience settle. Very apt.  For a great review of the movie you can't beatRoger Ebert’swhich I think is spot on. Not a full house but well done for whoever choses the movie selection at The Cut for this brave and beautiful choice. A great cinematographic experience.@newcut.halesworth @CutHalesworthashramblings