The Complete Satoshi Kon

Millennium Actress (2001)

Hoezo in KINO

The largely unknown sophomore feature by Satoshi Kon is a loving and visually overwhelming ode to Japanese cinema. A retired and recluse actress recalls her career and a lost love in a series of mesmerizing flashbacks that takes the viewer on a dazzling journey through post-war Japan. The protagonist was loosely based on the lives and careers of Hideko Takamine and Ozu favorite Setsuko Hara and cements Kon’s knack of weaving fiction, reality, memory and history into a tapestry of visual storytelling that takes the art of animation to its very limit. Japanese language with English subtitles.

Credits

Regie
Satoshi Kon
Genre
animatie, drama
Speelduur
87 minuten
Land
Japan
Taal
Japans
Ondertiteling
Engels

Storyline

Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not have imagined that it would not only unlock the long-held secrets of Chiyoko’s life… but also his own.

Why you need to see Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress
Source:  Under The Scope

KINO presents: The Complete Satoshi Kon
Trailer: Baris Azman

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