Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha.

This is a movie I thought I wasn’t that interested in seeing. I know a couple of people who have read the book and watched the movie and found the it to be far less genuine, where you care less about what happens to Sayuri.

I was wrong. It is a facinating insight to a lost culture. Sayuri, with her water filled eyes, lights up the screen as a beautiful child, sold in to the life of geisha only to lose it and then be rediscovered and discover her freedom with her life as geisha.

The incredible grace that is in this film, is supported by the darkness that punctuates the life of our geisha. Made me feel that as beautiful and graceful the geisha are, there is immense sacrifice and pain in their lives……