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August 26, 1990 | Kevin Thomas, Thomas is a Times staff writer
Twenty-five years ago Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara achieved international renown with "Woman in the Dunes," an eerie, boldly sensual fable in which an entomologist is lured by a woman into a sand pit only to have to shovel endlessly to keep from becoming engulfed by the sand. It won a special jury prize at Cannes, yet Teshigahara has made only a few films since.
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August 26, 1990 | Kevin Thomas, Thomas is a Times staff writer
Twenty-five years ago Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara achieved international renown with "Woman in the Dunes," an eerie, boldly sensual fable in which an entomologist is lured by a woman into a sand pit only to have to shovel endlessly to keep from becoming engulfed by the sand. It won a special jury prize at Cannes, yet Teshigahara has made only a few films since.
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