Leave Her to Heaven

  • Dir: John M. Stahl

  • USA, 1945, 110minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

A ravishing Technicolor masterpiece that became 20th Century Fox’s biggest box office hit of the 1940s, Leave Her to Heaven continues to spark critical debate more than seventy years later for its bold reinterpretation of established genres, and daring evocation of classical Greek mythology. At once film noir, psychological thriller and swooning melodrama, it stars a ferocious Gene Tierney as a beautiful young socialite, who draws Cornel Wilde’s successful yet unwitting novelist into a passionate affair, only to be overpowered by her intense jealousy and murderous possessiveness.

Academy Awards: Best Cinematography

Venice Film Festival: In Competition

26/6 (Sat): Film talk with Ernest Chan


In-theatre Screening


1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

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