Who is Hiroshi Teshigahara?

One of the most acclaimed Japanese directors of all time, Hiroshi Teshigahara distinguished himself in the sixties with a series of sinuous, atmospheric, and daring films.

Who is Ken Teshigahara’s partner?

Teshigahara found his spiritual partner in novelist and screenwriter Kobo Abe, with whom he collaborated on these Kafkaesque portraits of identities in peril, films that captivated mainstream audiences while also touching the edges of the Japanese avant-garde.

What is Teshigahara’s film “the persona” about?

With unforgettable imagery, Teshigahara’s film explores both the limits and freedom in acquiring a new persona, and questions the notion of individuality itself. Adding Item…

What does Abe and Teshigahara metaphorically mean by usualness?

Abe and Teshigahara metaphorically depict such “usualness” as the character of sand — usualness formed in an unusual situation. The woman has a strong mental attachment to the status quo around her; despite the cruel fact that the sand has killed her husband and daughter, she prefers to stay there and not to change her life.