Film

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

 
 
Thu, Jun 4, 2015
  • 7PM
  • 9:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 111min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Mikio Naruse | 1960

With Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Reiko Dan

"A melodrama of extreme emotional violence [...] but Naruse treats it with such evenness that it becomes microscopically subtle."
—Chicago Reader

One of Japanese melodrama maestro Mikio Naruse’s crowning achievements, When A Woman Ascends the Stairs stars Hideko Takamine as a Tokyo bar hostess determined to retain her dignity in the face of crushing personal and socioeconomic setbacks. That it’s all rendered with such exquisite understatement makes this quietly devastating study of the subjugation of women all the more heartbreaking.

 
 
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