• Dir: Naruse Mikio

  • Japan, 1957, 121 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Takamine Hideko, Uehara Ken, Mori Masayuki, Kato Daisuke, Nakadai Tatsuya

From an impoverished beginning through a series of calamities befalling along her way, the unrefined yet fearless Oshima (in a superbly dynamic performance by Takamine Hideko) is relentless in her search of happiness. Running away from an arranged wedding and whaling away two worthless, cheating husbands, she yet maintains a tender heart for the gentle inn owner, a married man (Mori Masayuki), however, trapped in his own circumstances. A rare Naruse film set in the Taisho period, Takamine’s personal journey is a microcosm of the struggles of the time and, a defiance against destiny.


    In-theatre Screening

    • Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2020-01-18 (Sat)
      Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2020-02-16 (Sun)


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