There’s Always Tomorrow
Dir: Douglas Sirk
USA, 1955, English, 84min, DCP
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett
Unusually for a melodrama, There’s Always Tomorrow focuses on the domestic woes of a male protagonist: an entrepreneur and pater familias who has yielded to the demands of work and family, losing his zest for life until it is rediscovered through the appearance of an old flame. If ’50s America was the Eisenhower era when “”father knew best””, Sirk dismantles this facade of patriarchal confidence with a devastating portrait of masculinity and fatherhood in crisis. Reunited a dozen years after Double Indemnity (1944), Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck are electrifying in their scenes together, while the children here are even more callous and obnoxious than those in All That Heaven Allows.
2/5 (Sun): Seminar with Thomas Shin and Geoffrey Wong
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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