M 7p, 9:30p: The Face of Another
Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Machiko Kyô, Mikijiro Hira, Kyôko Kishida 1966, 124 mins In Japanese with English Subtitles NEW PRINT! Not on DVD!
Kurosawa regular Nakadai (the reckless gunfighter in Yojimbo and the lead in Ran) plays a man who becomes horribly disfigured in an accident, leaving his face covered in bandages. He receives an artificial face to wear that is different from his own, which Teshigahara exploits to explore the loss of identity in this chilling tale. The film works both as a psychological thriller and a sci-fi Frankenstein story, with some truly unsettling imagery. —Notes from the BAMcinématek
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Added by hhpwang on November 22, 2006