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Film: Miss Hokusai

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium
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Dir. Keiichi Hara | Japan | 2015 | 90 min.

This animated biopic presents the remarkable story of O-Ei, the daughter of Hokusai, one of the most revered artists of Japan. As all of Edo society flocks to see the work of the infamous artist Hokusai, O-Ei toils diligently in the studio to produce artwork that is sold under her father’s name. Her masterful paintings of dragons and erotic sketches are coveted by high and low society—but she longs for recognition. O-Ei struggles to assert her independence and forge her own artistic identity.

Friday afternoon introduction and post-film discussion led by Dr. Kris Kersey, Assistant Professor of Art History.

Presented in partnership with University Museums and the exhibition Unexpected Smiles: Seven Types of Humor in Japanese Paintings.

Friday, November 3 at 3 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. The International Film Series is sponsored by the University of Richmond Office of International Education and Boatwright Memorial Library’s Media Resource Center.

Miss Hokusai Trailer

Contact: Office of International Education , (804) 289-8836