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Miss Hokusai 百日紅 (2015) (Region 3 DVD) (NO English Subtitle) Japanese movie a.k.a. Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai
Region Coding: Region 3 (Locked)
Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo)
- minutes (TBA)
10 March 2016
The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things.
A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Dharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Short-tempered, utterly sarcastic, fond of sweets but with no passion for sake or money, he would charge a fortune for any job he is unwilling to undertake.
Third of Tetsuzo's four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father's talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. "We're father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, we'll get by anywhere."
Decades later, Europe was going to discover the immense talent of Tetsuzo. He was to become best known by one of his many art names: Katsushika Hokusai. However, very few today are even aware of the woman who assisted him all her life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, aka Katsushika Oi, Master Hokusai's daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.
- 39th Annecy Animation Film Festival (2015):Jury Award
- 19th Fantasia Film Festival (2015):Satoshi Kon Award/Gold Audience/Prix Sequences
- 17th Bucheon International Animation Festival (2015):Grand Prize
- 9th Asian Pacific Screen Awards (2015):Best Animated Feature Film
movie trailer (Chinese subtitled)