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Woman in the Dunes

Suna no onna

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Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
Japan, 1964
Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to the city, he is persuaded of spending the night with a young widow in her hut by a sand dune, who is forced to constantly clear the sands that threaten to engulf it.

Synopsis

An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to the city, he is persuaded of spending the night with a young widow in her hut by a sand dune, who is forced to constantly clear the sands that threaten to engulf it.

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Woman in the DunesDirected byHiroshi Teshigahara

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1964 | Winner: Jury Special Prize
Academy Awards
1966 | Nominee: Best Director
1965 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film
Kinema Junpo Awards
1965 | 2 wins including: Best Film

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