“Memoirs of a geisha” on TV: the ban in China, criticism of the cast and the other 6 secrets of the film

June 25, 2021 – 6:10 pm

The film adaptation of Arthur Golden’s bestseller, inspired by the true story of former geisha Mineko Iwasaki, arrived in theaters in 2005

of Arianna Ascione

In a small fishing village – we are in Japan, year 1929 – little Chiyo Sakamoto and her older sister Satsu are sold by their father to a certain Tanaka. Satsu is taken to a brothel, while Chiyo ends up in one okiya – a house for geisha – and there she will begin her training. Thus begins “Memoirs of a Geisha”, a 2005 film directed by Rob Marshall. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher, and based on Arthur Golden’s novel of the same name, in 2006 it was awarded a Golden Globe (Best Score, by John Williams) and three Oscars (Best Cinematography, Best Costumes and Best Set Design ). Waiting to review the film – Saturday 26 June on Sky Cinema Drama at 11.00pm – here is a collection of little-known curiosities to discover.

June 25, 2021 | 18:10



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