Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Watanabe, Koji Yakusho, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
The Music of 'Memoirs': legendary composer John Williams will take us through his research for and approach to the score its relationship to the characters and emotions of the story, and the influence of the traditional Japanese music, espically the shamisen.
Photo Galleries: Behind the Scenes and Costume Illustraions
Director: Rob Marshall
Genres: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 145 minutes
In 1997, novelist Arthur Golden offered readers an intoxicating and riveting story of a hidden world in his acclaimed novel, 'Memoirs of a Geisha'. Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beauitful and accomplished, Sayuri capitvates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach.
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA is a lush, sweeping historical and romantic epic, featuring gorgeous period costumes, primarily the exquisite kimono worn by the geisha. Outstanding performances by Ziyi Zhang (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) Michelle Yeoh.