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CURRENT VIEWING: THE FACE OF ANOTHER: Hiroshi Teshigahara: Criterion

Director Hiroshi Teshigahara was a pivotal figure of the Japanese new waveDirector Hiroshi Teshigahara was a pivotal figure of the Japanese new wave

"The film ... manages to take on new meaning in our current culture where people are willing to give up their individuality by having plastic surgery in order to obtain what they consider “perfect” looks or to hide the unstoppable signs of age."

Kimberly Lindbergs

A man disfigured in an industrial accident receives a face transplant created from a handsome stranger only to find himself becoming increasingly isolated from those around him. In this film, based on a novel by Abe Kobo, that story of the isolation that comes with the loss of self-identity serves as an incredible parable of modern life. There is a reason why "The Face Of Another" has been described as "the most beautiful horror film ever".

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