Hiroshi Teshigahara
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1927
Birth Place:
Tokyo, Japan


Best known in the West for the abstract and beautiful Woman of the Dunes (1964), Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara began his career in the film industry as a critic. The son of a noted painter, Teshigahara also studied painting. In the early '50s, he began making documentary shorts. He made his feature-film directorial debut in 1961 with The Pitfall/Kashi to Kodomo, a self-described...