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Aro Recommended Millennium Actress


Japan 2001, 83 minutes
Dir. Satoshi Kon
In Japanese with English subtitles
Genres: Cult, Drama / Animation, Anime

Topics: Showbiz.


Aroview: The thinking-person's animator, dir. Satoshi Kon further extends his body of "real world" anime with a work of brilliantly conceived illusion and film homage.

Recounting the personal and professional life of a bygone studio actress (shadowed by an intrepid documentary crew), Kon's narrative traverses a frail line between fiction and reality that's both inspired and genuinely moving. A loving ode to Japanese cinema, this film-within-a-film is as mature, romantic and conceptually ambitious as anime gets.

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DVD Features

  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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