Keiko (1979)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Japan, USA  |  
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With the assistance of his Japanese wife, Canadian Claude Gagnon wrote, directed and edited this film. Beset by financial difficulties, shooting for the film was completed in 1975, four years before it was able to be released. Set in Kyoto, the story concerns a stage actress who has an overwhelming need for love and finds most of the men she has affairs with disappointing. She enters into a successful relationship with a woman, who is able to be her true mate. Nonetheless, she is an obedient Japanese daughter, and when her father insists on marrying her to a man he has chosen, she accepts the situation.

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daughter, father, Japan, love, love-triangle, marriage, marriage-arranged