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MILLENNIUM ACTRESS

MILLENNIUM ACTRESS

  • Directed by Satoshi Kon
  • Starring Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa
  • 2001 | 87mins | Japan | (PG)

Filmmaker Genya Tachibana begins work on a documentary about famed Japanese actress Chiyoko Fujiwara. Now well into old age, Chiyoko has become reclusive and shy about any publicity, but she eventually warms up to Tachibana and starts to relate her life story. As the decades pass, Chiyoko is transformed from a teen with big dreams into a full-blown celebrity, while her cinematic characters span various eras, from ancient Japan to the distant future.