Feminine Melancholy a.k.a. A Woman’s Sorrow

  • Dir: Naruse Mikio

  • Japan, 1937, 74 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Irie Takako, Saeki Hideo, Okawa Heihachiro

Marrying into a wealthy family to relieve her family’s poverty, Hiroko soon finds out that becoming a wife is little more than being a maid for her in-laws. “Conservative and indecisive” as Hiroko describes herself, she ultimately makes the decision to break the marital bond, motivated by her empathy for the desperate love of the estranged boyfriend to her irresponsible sister-in-law. Dense with sharp social observation, Naruse’s corrosive depiction of the bourgeoisie family is yet a celebrated journey of a woman’s self-discovery.


    In-theatre Screening

    • Buy Ticket2020-01-04 (Sat)
      Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2020-02-08 (Sat)


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