- Woman in the Dunes
October 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Freer Gallery of Art
A Tokyo entomologist exploring a small seaside settlement for new species accidentally misses his bus back to the city and ends up staying the night in the fragile shack of a young widow at the bottom of a sand dune. In return for room and board, the man must shovel sand to keep the house from collapsing — an action, as it turns out, that helps the entire town. Hiroshi Teshigahara’s classic film is based on the novel by Kōbō Abe. (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964, 123 minutes) Shown in association with Films Across Borders: Stories of Water
courtesy Pathé Contemporary Films/Photofest