The existential ghost story Pitfall, the shocking erotic fable Woman in the Dunes, and the sci-fi-tinged nightmare The Face of Another are three of cinema's most enduring enigmas and rare treats, from one of its greatest artists.
A man of many faces, Hiroshi Teshigahara was not just a Japanese new wave trailblazer, a Kafka of the moving image, but also a painter, sculptor, flower arranger, designer of gardens and tearooms, and director of operas and Noh plays. These three atmospheric portraits remain the quintessential expressions of his lifelong fascination with the perils of identity and the horrors of isolation.
DVD Features: Video Essays, Four Short Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara, Documentary on the Working Relationship between Teshigahara and Kobo Abe, Booklet with Essays by James Quandt, Howard Hampton, and Audie Bock.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.