Shines As An Example of One Creative Soul Paying Tribute to Another! –Variety--
Directed by Keiichi Hara
Friday, June 28 @7PM
Free Admission, No Reservation Required
Santa Monica College Main Campus, Humanities and Social Science Building (HSS 165)
(1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica)
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©2014-2015 Hinako Sugiura MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners
From award-winning director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) and Japanese powerhouse Production I.G (creators of Ghost in the Shell) comes a remarkable story of the daughter behind one of history’s most famous artists.
As all of Edo (present day Tokyo) flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. Shy and reserved in public, in the studio O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching drawings that would make contemporary Japanese ladies blush. But despite this fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art.
Miss Hokusai‘s bustling Edo is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her demanding father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this sumptuously-animated coming-of-age tale.
*In Japanese with English subtitles
ClickHere to Watch the Trailer
This screening is co-presented by
Santa Monica College Japanese Program