Tanin no kao (The Face of Another) 1966 Ages 18+
3.00PM Sun 13 May 2018
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
A staggering work of existential science fiction,The Face of Another dissects identity with the sure hand of a surgeon. Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical new experiment: a face transplant, created from the mould of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the strange world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations. With unforgettable imagery, Teshigahara's film explores both the limits and freedom in acquiring a new persona, and questions the notion of individuality itself.
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 124 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA / SCRIPT: KÔBÔ ABE / BASED ON THE 1964 NOVEL BY KÔBÔ ABE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HIROSHI SEGAWA / EDITOR: YOSHI SUGIHARA / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: MASAO YAMAZAKI / MUSIC: TÔRU TAKEMITSU / PRINT SOURCE: THE JAPAN FOUNDATION / RIGHTS: TOHO CO LTD