Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Oscar-nominated Woman of the Dunes remains a timeless and innovative masterpiece, steeped in profundity and simplicity. This story of a hapless entomologist faced with the prospect of living out the rest of his life with an enigmatic widow in remote and challenging landscape is teeming with existential allure, wondrous cinematography and graceful eroticism. Toru Takemitsu’s hypnotic, modernist score is a masterclass in electronic minimalism and sublimely compliments Teshigahara’s masterful direction as the entire production effortlessly glides between philosophy, poetry and cinematic artistry.
Map reference: SE 283351 Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168
By Car From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.
By Bus From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.
By Train Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.
Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station