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The Face of Another (Tanin no kao)


With Tatsuya Nakadai interviewed on stage by Terrence Rafferty  

Dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara. 1966, 124 mins. 35mm. With Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikihirô Hira, Kyôko Kishida. Tatsuya Nakadai is one of the greatest actors in the history of contemporary cinema, starring in more than 100 movies by directors including Akira Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Kon Ichikawa, Mikio Naruse, and more. His versatility and the electrifying intensity of his performances is legendary, and the Museum is honored to have him present one of his most astonishing films, The Face of Another, a doppelgänger tale directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman of the Dunes). In this haunting science-fiction story, a man who is disfigured in an industrial accident agrees to a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. A highly modernist and daring film, with a score by Toru Takemitsu, The Face of Another is a classic of 1960s New Wave cinema, with Tatsuya Nakadai’s brilliant performance at its core. A discussion with Nakadai will follow the screening, moderated by film critic Terrence Rafferty.

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