an image of Lady Maiko


From Fri. Jul. 17 @ 9am to Sun. Jul. 19 @ 9pm

A delightful geisha version of Audrey Hepburn’s My Fair Lady from the director of Shall We Dance.

For as long as she can remember, Haruko has wanted to be a geisha. Approaching a teahouse in Kyoto’s famous geisha district to become an apprentice geisha, or maiko, she is rejected due to her country bumpkin dialect and uncultivated demeanor. By chance, her accent catches the interest of Professor Kyono, a linguistics specialist and regular patron at the teahouse. He strikes a deal with the teahouse proprietor, promising to transform Haruko’s strong dialect into ladylike speech within 6 months…



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Masayuki Suo
Mone Kamishiraishi, Hiroki Hasegawa, Sumiko Fuji, Eri Watanabe, Tamiyo Kusakari
135 min


Fee: $6.99

Date&Time: From Fri July 17 @ 9am to Sun July 19 @ 9pm  

*You can make your purchase anytime between the hours noted and will be able to watch the film at your leisure. Your access to the film will be active for 48 hours upon payment.

In Japanese with English subtitles

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