MOVIES

LADY MAIKO
Release Date : September 13, 2014

Story

Sing your heart out, dance your socks off...it's time to let yourself go!

Greetings and welcome to this peek into the exclusive world of geisha entertainers

"'Ere...make me one of them posh Maiko, won't ya?"
(transl.) "I wonder if I might prevail upon you to allow me to become a "Maiko" geisha-trainee?"

One day, in the traditional heart of Kyoto, a rough-hewn country lass turns up in search of the impossible. Through her impenetrable accent...a mix of deep Southern and far Northern, she begs to be given a chance to become the epitome of cultural sophistication; a Kyoto geisha.

When a good-natured professor of linguistics rises to the challenge of helping her, we embark on a roller-coaster ride as the girl struggles through the harsh training and stern discipline required to make the grade. After a 20 year gestation in the mind of that master of entertainment, Masayuki Suo ("Shall We Dance?"), this project is a fun-filled delight. This Autumn, be sure to watch out for the incredible performance of absolute newcomer, Mone Kamishiraishi.

Cast

Mone Kamishiraishi