Top 3 Films of Hiroshi Teshigahara

One of the most consequential of the Japanese filmmakers but lesser-mentioned in comparison to his contemporaries and predecessors, Hiroshi Teshigahara, and his experiments with texture and sensation and the Kafkaesque portrayal of identities in peril are some of the enduring masterpieces of world cinema. Women in the Dunes ( Suna no Onna 1964), the existential parable, is as haunting as the ghosts of Pitfall ( Otoshiana 1962). and The Face of Another ( Tanin no Kayo 1966), an analysis of existence, identity and persona; must watch for devotees of Pure Cinema.

There are no films in this list released in the 1980s.