Memoirs of a Geisha

Released Monday, June 5 Chicago director Rob Marshall adapts Arthur Golden s best-seller for the big screen with the beautiful locale and lush cinematography that one would expect. The story, set in 1929, follows a desperately poor nine-year-old girl, Ch

Released Monday, June 5

Chicago director Rob Marshall adapts Arthur Golden's best-seller for the big screen with the beautiful locale and lush cinematography that one would expect.

The story, set in 1929, follows a desperately poor nine-year-old girl, Chiyo, who is sold to a Geisha house and treated cruelly upon her arrival.

Thankfully, she is taken under the wing of Mameha, and is trained in the artistic and social skills required of a geisha. She finds herself in a world of privilege and intrigue as the Second World War looms large and the world of the geisha looks set to be irrevocably altered by history.


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The film attracted controversy on its release for the decision to cast Chinese actresses in the central Japanese roles, but Memoirs of a Geisha won acclaim for the high quality of acting on show.

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