Running Time: 90 min.
Release Date: October 28, 2016 - October 28, 2016 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
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Cast: An Watanabe, Yutaka Matsushige, Gaku Hamada, Kengo Kôra, Shion Shimizu, Michitaka Tsutsui, Kumiko Asô, Danshun Tatekawa
As all of Edo 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.
Screenplay: Miho Maruo
Official Site: HokusaiFilm.com