When A Woman Ascends the Stairs

When A Woman Ascends the Stairs
  • 1960
  • Japan
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mikio Naruse
  • Written by: Ryuzo Kikushima
  • Cast: Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Kato
  • Language: Japanese

In the Ginza bar district of Tokyo a widow (Takamine) strives to maintain her honour and support her family while working as a hostess. Naruse's typical slow burning style brings out the dark melancholy behind the situation in this his most famous film. New print.

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