My Infinite List of Favourite Films → Memoirs of a Geisha
In 1929 an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto’s Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo. Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II looms, Japan and the geisha world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.
John Singer Sargent
Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (later Tsar Nicholas II) with future sister in law, Gdss Elisabeth Fyodorovna in “Onegin” Late 1880s
Grand Duchess Olga and Maria on the Standart with the Empress: 1913.
Fate be changed
mend the bond
torn by pride.
I’m a big girl *sniff* I only cried five times while making this…