Woman In the Dunes is one of the greatest Films I’ve ever seen. It’s a sparkling gem in the Japanese Films of the 1960s. I was captivated in the first few minutes alone, and already had a sense that something terrible was going to happen in the Film, and I was right. Hiroshi Teshigahara’s idea of a grown Man doing something at his own free will, knowing little that we was being abducted from the world he knew, is genius. He jumps into the situation almost right off the bat, without actually jumping into it, if that makes sense. His approach to the revelation of the abduction is subtle and really keeps you guessing. That credit largely goes to Eiji Okada and Kyoko Kishida, who played their parts brilliantly. The movie was dull, in a sense, but I was never bored. I was thoroughly enjoying every second of Film, and I was convinced by the ideas and the performances. The score was great and gave the movie its foreboding feeling, it was perfect. I love black and white Films in the first place, but Woman In the Dunes was absolutely stunning, visually. Perfect lighting, perfect angles, perfect direction. It’s a true masterpiece.