Woman of the Lake

  • Dir: Yoshida Yoshishige

  • Japan, 1966, 102minmins, 35mm

  • Cast: Okada Mariko, Ashida Shinsuke, Hayakawa Tamotsu

Kawabata’s impressionistic text is transformed into a profoundly sensual film with gorgeous aesthetic and enigmatic emotion that feels like Antonioni’s L’Avventura (1960). In a story of bewilderment and fascination, a married woman, fearing that her affair will be exposed after her naked photos are stolen by a mysterious stalker, is forced to confront her bondage to men. A fractured and obscure narrative filmed with striking photography, Yoshida’s dazzling direction and his wife Okada’s incredible beauty combine to captivating effect.


    In-theatre Screening


    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.

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

    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.