dir. Keiichi Hara / Japan / 2015 / 90 minutes
Set in 1814, Miss Hokusai focuses on O-Ei, the daughter of famed artist Tetsuzo, better known by his pen name Hokusai, as she tries to navigate the various aspects of her life. O-Ei spends the bulk of her time assisting her divorced father who cares about his art and not much else.
Presented with opening short film:
dir. Lorna Kirk / Halifax, NS / 2016 / 2 minutes
The powerlessness of a refugee child seeking safety in a war zone is expressed through found sound and charcoal drawings.