Friday April 3, 2020

Reviewed This Week: Memoirs Of A Geisha

Directed by Rob Marshall, at cinemas nationwide.

21st January, 2006

Directed by Rob Marshall, at cinemas nationwide.

Arthur Golden’s bestselling novel about the hidden world of Japanese geishas was a mixture of cultural history and old-fashioned romance. This film version by American director Rob Marshall (Chicago) offers some strong performances, but is hampered by a weak storyline and unimaginative photography.

To his credit, Marshall has concentrated much of the film on a trio of strong central female performances. Gong Li (Raise the Red...

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