October 28 - November 10, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
From award-winning director Keiichi Hara and the creators of Ghost in the Shell comes a rollicking and sumptuously-animated feminist coming-of-age tale about the talented young girl whose masterful portraits, exotic illustrations of mythical creatures, and erotic sketches all became among the most famous works of art in history–but were all credited to her father. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including sexual situations and images.
Thursday matinee screening presented in English Dubbed version, all other screenings in Japanese with English subtitles.
In 1814 Japan, the city of Edo (present day Tokyo) is populated with all manner of people–peasants, samurai, merchants, courtesans–and in the mind of O-Ei, a talented 23-year-old girl, they all live alongside fantastical supernatural beings. In public, O-Ei knows and respects "her place" in society, but at home in the studio of her father, the highly accomplished artist and famously impetuous Katsushika Hokusai, she's brash, uninhibited, and remarkably talented.
O-Ei's masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. But despite her fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and few know the true influence of "Miss Hokusai."
- Director: Keiichi Hara
- Principal Cast: Anne Watanabe, Yutaka Matsuhige, Gaku Hamada, Kengo Kora, Jun Miho, Miyu Irino
- Country: Japan
- Year: 2015
- Running Time: 93 Minutes
- Language: Japanese