• Dir: Naruse Mikio

  • Japan, 1964, 98minmins

  • Cast: Takamine Hideko, Kayama Yuzo, Kusabue Mitsuko, Shirakawa Yumi

What began as a quietly observed family drama has become one of Naruse’s most devastating depictions of thwarted love. A trenchantly beautiful film, Yearning centers on war widow Reiko (Takamine Hideko) as she dutifully tends to her in-laws’ small grocery shop, even as it faces insurmountable competition from the new supermarkets nearby. While her conniving relatives scheme to remove her from the business, she stands to protect the interests of her younger brother-in-law Koji (Kayama Yuzo), whose bad-boy behavior and sudden confession of love displace the mismatched pair into unknown, soul-crushing territory.

1964 Locarno International Film Festival, Best Actress


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-10-19 (Wed)


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

    2. 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.

    3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre: Tickets are available at URBTIX until one hour before the screening, after which remaining tickets will be sold only at the door.

    4. Screenings at M+ Cinema: No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets will be available at URBTIX website or mobile app only. Ticketing services for respective screening will not be available after the screening begins.

    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.