As a Wife, As a Woman a.k.a. The Other Woman (Tsuma toshite, onna toshite)
Dir: Naruse Mikio
Japan, 1961, Japanese, 106 min, DCP
Cast: Takamine Hideko, Awashima Chikage, Mori Masayuki, Nakadai Tatsuya
Somewhat recalls Floating Clouds (1955), the impossible love between Takamine Hideko and the married Mori Masayuki blossomed during WWII. Society might have stabilised after the war, when Mori finds himself in a decent position and a respectable family, but buried scars are bound to resurface any time, as Takamine ponders what she has sacrificed for this relationship. In the climax of an intense threeway confrontation among wife, husband and lover, Naruse’s powerful mise-en-scène conveys a space and movements that visualise the complex interplay of history, time and circumstances.
19/1 (SUN): Seminar with Fiona Law and Kiki Fung. Conducted in Cantonese. Admission by ticket.
Life is But an Illusion: The Cinema of Naruse Mikio
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- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
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- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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