In 1964, the Teshigahara/Abe film The Woman in the Dunes was considered for an Academy Award and ended up winning the Special Judge's Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1972 he worked with Japanese researcher and translator John Nathan to make the movie Summer Soldiers, a film set during the Vietnam War about American deserters living on the fringe of Japanese society.
From the mid-1970s on, Teshigahara's directing output on feature films decreased as he concentrated more on documentaries, exhibitions and the Sogetsu School, eventually becoming the grand master of the school in 1980.
On the first anniversary of his death, in April 14, 2002, a DVD box set of his most famous works was released in Japan to commemorate his work.
Hiroshi Teshigahara Facts
|Birthday||January 28, 1927|
|Date of death||April 14, 2001 (age 74)|