Tōru Takemitsu won the award for Best Film Score at the 1967 Mainichi
Film Concours for his work on Hiroshi Teshigahara's Face of Another,
today's instalment in our series in partnership with Film
Forum presenting trailers and explanatory notes for six
Film: Face of AnotherDirector: Hiroshi TeshigaharaYear: 1966
of Another trailerCourtesy Toho Co., Ltd.
Disfigured in an industrial fire, businessman Tatsuya Nakadai gets
fitted for a lifelike mask. The only problem is, wife Machiko Kyo
(Rashomon) falls for the handsome stranger. An elegantly spooky, erotic,
and enigmatic examination of identity, based on the Kobo Abe novel.
"Takemitsu's incisive electronic music accords well with the icy
visuals (the light in many shots is captured through glass or refracted
in mirrors and cold reflective surfaces) of Teshigahara's aesthetic
scheme for this film about lost or artificial identity."—Peter Grilli
"Takemitsu composed abstract sounds and Weill-like tunes."—Donald
—Courtesy of Film Forum