Mildred Pierce

  • Dir: Michael Curtiz

  • USA, 1945, 111minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Ann Blyth

Transforming James M. Cain’s psychological novel as a murder mystery, Casablanca (1942) Oscar-winning director Michael Curtiz crafts a portrait of family dysfunction and toxic mother-daughter relationship with hard-boiled suspense and dramatic artifice. Told in flashback from the moment of her husband’s death, the gripping noir melodrama traces the treacherous life of Mildred, a housewife-turned-successful restauranteur, who is hell-bent on freeing her family from economic hardship, but suffers the humiliation of her cruel and ungrateful daughter. Reinventing herself in an iconic performance, Joan Crawford resuscitated her career and won her only Oscar.

5/6 (Sat): Film talk with Lawrence Lau


In-theatre Screening

  • 2021-05-09 (Sun)
    Door tickets available at screening venue 30 minutes prior to the screening. Cash only.2021-06-05 (Sat)


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.

4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.