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

  • The Golden Age

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


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