Scattered Clouds (Midaregumo)

  • Dir: Naruse Mikio

  • Japan, 1967, 108min, DCP

  • Cast: Kayama Yuzo, Tsukasa Yoko, Kusabue Mitsuko

Made two years before Naruse’s death, Scattered Clouds is a wistful tale of lives entwined by fate and coincidence. Young widow Yumiko (Tsukasa Yoko) returns to her home town to eke out a living. Exonerated, Shiro (Kayama Yuzo) – the repentant man who killed Yumiko’s husband in a traffic accident – is transferred to a minor post in the same town. Despite their mutual reluctance, the two gradually fall in love, while the painful past looms over their relationship… Showing characters isolated in muted surroundings, Naruse’s final film eloquently reveals his clear-eyed view of human unhappiness.

1967 #4 in Kinema Junpo’s Top 10

14.12.2018 (FRI): Lecture with Lau Yam
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.

Screening:

Note

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

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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