Keiichi Hara, 2015 (90m)
The new film by the director of Colorful (which screened in the 2011 Festival) focuses on the untold story of O-Ei, daughter of the renowned Edo period Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. O-Ei is an independent, headstrong young woman and a talented painter who assists her father in his work but never steps out from beneath his shadow. Told from O-Ei’s point of view, Miss Hokusai portrays their complex father-daughter relationship. Miss Hokusai scooped three awards at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, including the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film.