The Complete Satoshi Kon

Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist (2021)

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This French documentary on the life and work of Satoshi Kon was conceived to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his passing in 2010. The film sheds light on Kon’s early days as a graphic novelist and writer, fighting for recognition and better working conditions for the often exploitative workloads animators were (and are still) dealing with. We learn who influenced the artist – Katsuhiro Ôtomo from Akira fame is a mentor and collaborator – and how his work made a big impression on western filmmakers like Marc Caro (Delicatessen) and Darren Aronofsky. The film is a loving ode to the man and a perfect companion piece in discovering the man’s work. Various languages with English subtitles.

Credits

Regie
Pascal-Alex Vincent
Cast
Satoshi Kon, Mamoru Hosoda, Rodney Rothman
Genre
documentaire
Speelduur
81 minuten
Land
Frankrijk, Japan
Taal
Engels, Frans, Japans
Ondertiteling
Engels

Storyline

A subtle portrait of Japanese director Satoshi Kon by the specialist of Japanese cinema Pascal-Alex Vincent and a dive into a rich work. With interviews of the greatest Japanese, French and American directors inspired by his work.

Video essay The Life and Works of Satoshi Kon
Source: Anime Philosopher

KINO presents: The Complete Satoshi Kon
Trailer: Baris Azman

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