Best of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival: LADY MAIKO
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July 17th, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 19th, 2020 @ 9:00 pm EDTCost: $6.99
Best of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival
July 17 – August 23, 2020
LADY MAIKO 舞妓はレディ
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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Trailer here >