T1, Theater 1

Suna No Onna (Woman in the Dunes). 1963. Japan. Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara. In Japanese; English subtitles. 123 min.

Screenplay by Kobo Abe, from his novel. With Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida, Kojo Mitsui. This beautifully photographed film, with the hero of Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima mon amour as its star, is (like Polanski’s Repulsion) a harrowing, allegorical warning against the female sex.