Book Tickets

Sat 20 April
Part of Japanese Golden Age 20:30
Mon 29 April
Part of Japanese Golden Age 15:00Members' free tickets cannot be used for this screening

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs PG

Part of Japanese Golden Age
Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1960, 111m.

Our screening on 18 April will be introduced by Jennifer Coates (University of Sheffield), and will be followed by an informal discussion in The Garden Cinema Bar.


When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse's finest hour—a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko (played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine), who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo's very modern postwar Ginza district, who entertains businessmen after work. Sly, resourceful, but trapped, Keiko comes to embody the conflicts and struggles of a woman trying to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs shows the largely unsung yet widely beloved master Naruse at his most socially exacting and profoundly emotional.

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Book Tickets

Sat 20 April
Part of Japanese Golden Age 20:30
Mon 29 April
Part of Japanese Golden Age 15:00Members' free tickets cannot be used for this screening

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