• Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

  • USA, 1960, 109minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles

Will it ever feel safe to go into the shower again? That’s what audiences wondered when Hitchcock’s low-budget chiller opened in 1960. The often-imitated story of a woman who absconds with $40,000 from her office takes a sharp twist when she stops on a rainy night at a rundown motel and encounters the owner, Norman Bates, a sexually repressed and secretive young man who lives with his domineering mother. The influence of Psycho on film students, critics and filmmakers at the time and in the decades that followed cannot be overstated, and its power to shock is as powerful as it was then.

1961 Golden Globe Awards, Best Supporting Actress
#1 in American Film Institute‘s 100 Year… 100 Thrills in 2001


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2017-01-08 (Sun)
      2017-03-13 (Mon)


    1. Screenings at Broadway Cinematheque are available at Broadway Cinematheque and website of Broadway Circuit only. For related ticketing information, please refer to www.cinema.com.hk.

    2. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : 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.

    3. 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.

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    5. 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.