Japan | 1964 | 91' | In Japanese with English subtitles | 35mm | Colour
Adapted from Japanese literary master Junichiro Tanizaki’s famous novel of the same title with a script written by Japanese film master Shindo Kaneto, Manji refers to the four-pronged Buddhist swastika that symbolises prosperity, and is a metaphor for the four leads of this film.
Sonoko lives with her lawyer husband Kotaro in a state of social respectability and private ennui until she meets Mitsuko while attending a local art school. Spellbound by Mitsuko’s beauty, Sonoko starts a fiery affair with Mitsuko, who is already engaged to Eijiro. As Mitsuko’s beauty bewitches Kotaro, the four get deliriously entangled in a web of desire, exploitation, jealousy and suicide.
Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globe Awards, USA, 1987
Best Foreign Language Film, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, USA, 1987
Betty Blue, a French erotic psychological classic about addictive and extreme love, desire and contradictory emotional forces, was the eighth highest grossing film in France in its year of release.
*Betty Blue (37°2 le matin) (Director's Cut) has been censored and classified as Category III by the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration. Persons who are under 18 are not permitted.
Co-Presenters: Hong Kong Arts Centre and Alliance Française Hong Kong
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Tickets package of Manji (includes one ticket of screening of Manji, Snack & Mocktail Bar): $90
Tickets package of Betty Blue (37°2 le matin) (Director's Cut) (includes one ticket of screening of Betty Blue and Snack & Mocktail Bar): $114
Tickets package of Manji and Betty Blue (37°2 le matin) (Director's Cut) (includes one ticket of screening of Manji and Betty Blue and Snack & Mocktail Bar): $164