Her Lonely Lane (Horoki)

  • Dir: Naruse Mikio

  • Japan, 1962, 124min, DCP

  • Cast: Takamine Hideko, Takarada Akira, Kato Daisuke, Kobayashi Keiju

Naruse’s personal sympathies and identification with the working class are deeply palpable in his celebratory biopic of Hayashi Fumiko – the author whose works he has adapted in half a dozen films. Based on her autobiography, Her Lonely Lane traces Hayashi from her impoverished roots; her days working in a series of browbeating jobs; her calamitous relationships with men; and eventually, to her literary success. Naruse regular Takamine Hideko compellingly portrays the famous novelist, a tenacious woman who finds her voice in writing about the often-sordid turmoil of real life.

30.11.2018(FRI): Lecture with Kinnia Yau
Conducted in Cantonese

Package Discount for “Naruse Mikio: Floating, Drifting, Meandering”
– 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets to ALL 6 sessions, and get a free copy of Naruse Mikio, 110th Anniversary catalogue*; or
– 20% discount to each purchase of 2 or above standard tickets to difference sessions.
* Audience MUST present ALL 6 original tickets of “Naruse Mikio: Floating, Drifting, Meandering” screenings for the catalogue redemption on-site 30 minutes prior to the screening.



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