Woman in the Dunes (Suna no Onna) Reviews

March 4, 2013
A bizarre film, distinguished not so much by Kobo Abe's rather obvious screenplay as by Teshigahara's arresting visual style of extreme depth of focus, immaculate detail, and graceful eroticism.
March 4, 2013
This is like some weird dream.
March 4, 2013
Teshigahara's direction and Segawa's camera-work often render the mundane startling and new, a claim that only good films can make.
March 4, 2013
In stunningly composed images by Teshigahara and cinematographer Hiroshi Segawa, that eroticism becomes overwhelming.
March 4, 2013
Woman in the Dunes remains a masterpiece, a timeless contemplation of life's essential mystery and a triumph of bold, innovative style.
July 3, 2004
Teshigahara's creative background was in Japan's avant-garde arts scene, and there's a powerful expressiveness to the film's black-and-white cinematography.
May 20, 2003
A strongly allegorical, strangely engrossing film.
January 1, 2000
More than almost any other film I can think of, Woman in the Dunes' uses visuals to create a tangible texture -- of sand, of skin, of water seeping into sand and changing its nature.