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Woman in the Dunes

Suna no onna

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
Japan, 1964
Drama, Thriller


Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes and nominated for two Oscars, this arthouse classic depicts the strange and unusual relationship that forms between an amateur entomologist and a woman who lives at the bottom of a sand dune.

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Woman in the Dunes Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Awards & Festivals

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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