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 EDT

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Best of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival

July 17 – August 23, 2020

Best of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival: LADY MAIKO
The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to co-present the, Best of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival. The special summer edition features great Japanese films that have graced the big screen during the past eight years of the festival that has been postponed until October later this year. Click here for a full  list of the films that will be available to watch online.
July 17 –  July 19, 2020


Directed by SUO Masayuki (2014, 135 min.)

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…


Mone Kamishiraishi, Hiroki Hasegawa, Sumiko Fuji, Eri Watanabe, Tamiyo Kusakari


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All films are in Japanese with English subtitles.

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(c)2014 Fuji Television Network, Toho, Kansai Telecasting Corporation, Dentsu, The Kyoto Shimbun, Kyoto Broadcasting System, Altamira Pictures


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July 17th, 2020 @ 9:00 am
July 19th, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Japanese with English subtitles
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Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and The Japan Foundation, Toronto