Oh Millennium Actress is one of my all time favourite movies it's just because of how creative and brilliant it is. To see one woman's major struggle throw out Meany eras of her life.
A movie studio is being torn down. TV interviewer Genya Tachibana has tracked down its most...
Chiyoko Fujiwara was once a major movie star who dominated the Japanese cinema world. Thirty years ago, she abruptly disappeared from the screen and from public view. One of her greatest admirers, Gen... read more
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2003
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November 17, 2010
September 26, 2008
A rather endearing storyline, but the transition between her life and her films in the narrative was a little too smooth for me.
February 3, 2008
visually stunning, but also something to emotionally connect with
March 20, 2007
It is absolutely ludicrous to compare this in any way to Perfect Blue, even though they were both directed by Satoshi Kon. Millennium Actress needs no psych-thriller to stand as a good movie, and establishes itself as a romance masterpiece in its own right. Its vivid and unique p...
June 13, 2006
Even though many people compare this to Hayao's Spirited Away, I thought Spirited Away is more greater than this movie... I was kinda of boring watching this movie... I really don't get the plot so well... Yet, I pretty confused too with the story... I didn't now is the story a f...
May 23, 2006
I don't think this paragraph has enough space to say all of the great things I want to say about this film. Instead, I'll politely suggest you watch this with no preconceived notions, other than the knowledge that you will experience something that will touch your soul. Ladies ...
July 31, 2010
The animation in Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress is absolutely exquisite, as it is with most of his films. And the surreal interweaving of an actresses' life story with the roles she played is also a visual treat. One problem I have with the film, though, is in the crux of the p...
April 29, 2010
The fantastical elements in the animation were so surreal. The story itself was quite simple. Really interesting.
October 28, 2012
A richly layered animated drama. It's really not just the story itself that I found so engaging, but how it's told - the use of flashbacks and blending reality with fantasy in a way only anime would make possible.
June 26, 2011
"I hate you! More than I can bear! And I love you! More than I can bear!"
Probably the most confusing Satoshi Kon film, but the montage at the end does a decent job of bringing the viewer up to speed.
"Some encounters actually make me happy." - Satoshi Kon
Arguably, the di...
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