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  1. Walker's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    We are privy to indelibly human moments, largely written on the face of brilliant actress Hideko Takamine. The film is all the more disheartening for the seeming inevitability of the systems which are outside of her control. Naruse depicts this sadness with a precision of blocking, space and gesture. The humanism which elides the pessimism of the film ultimately becomes irrelevant due to the larger schema at work

  2. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  3. Aardsy's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  4. Deborafpg's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    Di una profondità e una leggerezza che raramente coesistono.

  5. RoRoRoro's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  6. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    Hideko Takamine is a fucking star, and I want all my melodramas to be directed by Naruse.

  7. Erik F.'s rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  8. o_oo's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    aren't you lonely sometimes?

  9. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    A study on female independence in a male predominant society where the superficial was most valued. A film that teaches to us keep going when dealt with bad circumstances.

  10. Mellow Dude's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  11. FISCHER's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    Sans aucun lyrisme surnuméraire ni débordement mélodramatique lacrymal, avec une étonnante actrice (Hideko Takamine) d'une époustouflante présence scénique, une œuvre solide et prenante qui évite adroitement tout jugement moral sentencieux et condamnation intempestive, pour se cantonner dans une efficace description quasiment entomologique d'un milieu sociologique spécifique. www.cinefiches.com

  12. V.S. Luoma-aho's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  13. ihor's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    Melodrama at it's finest that's not merely a play on emotions, but a complex look at the place of women in post-WWII Japan and struggle to establish oneself outside of the subservience of a male dominated world. The struggle to decide how to basically live, and maintain virtue amidst a world of corruption. Naruse camera work isn't revolutionary, but still compelling with it's focus on the herione Keiko.

  14. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  15. Mark Tallo's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    I just loved everything about this movie.

  16. pascal's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  17. Au Hasard's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    Hideko Takamine - Gena Rowlands japonesa?

  18. HSBilly's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    i can't describe it, but i'm sure i love it.

  19. Drew Kelly's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    Illusions stacked on themselves, leading creator and audience astray. Do we ever see the real Keiko "Mama" here?

  20. Muraki's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    contains alot of portraits.

  21. paxy's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    https://cinepaxy.wordpress.com/2015/09/24/when-a-woman-ascends-the-stairs/

  22. Daniel Metcalf's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    Second Naruse, even better than the first. Once again a wonderful balance between serious social drama and a light playful humanist affair. Fantastic storytelling, beautifully photographed in widescreen black and white, and a perfect ending once again

  23. Sơn Phước's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    I think this movie lacks something to be 5 stars. The acting is good, the directing, the soundtrack is also good. The woman's story is interesting (sometimes not like the scene in her mother's home), but overal, I feel it still can't reach the 5 stars.

  24. Dignan's rating of the film When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

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