Where other films romanticize geisha, Ninagawa stylizes them.
Author Amanda Kennell
Amanda Kennell is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at the University at Buffalo. She is currently working on a book, Alice in Evasion: Adaptation/Carroll/Japan about Japanese adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland novels. Dr. Kennell’s work has been published by the British Museum, The Journal of Popular Culture, andFilm Criticism. She has held fellowships from the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities program, the Nippon Foundation and the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection. She received a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California, as well as an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania.