Adaptation

Woman in the Dunes

Easily one of the most captivating and puzzling tales of the twentieth century, Kobo Abe’s Woman in the Dunes conveys both existential angst and a very layered formal structure that suggests the price society pays for categorizing some people as worthy while others are regarded as only a few rungs above the lowest genus in the animal kingdom.  As directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara, this timeless tale of lost individuals seeking solace and comfort through deception and abandonment is at one puzzling and profoundly human.
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Adaptation

I Vitelloni

VITT-DOCK

Often considered one of Fedrico Fellini’s pivotal works, I Vitelloni (or The Young Lambs) chronicles numerous societal changes that swept through Italy during the early 1950s.  Combining easily identified autobiographical elements with the penchant some young men have for squandering their youth and opportunities, I Vitelloni focuses on the process of adaptation.  How we respond to changes in our environment.  And how that response is received and utilized by society at large.

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