Millennium Actress

Release Date: September 12th, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2003

PG |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

In this animated movie, 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.

Cast: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shôzô Iizuka, Masaya Onosaka, Shouko Tsuda, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Masatane Tsukayama

Director: Satoshi Kon

Genres: Fantasy , Anime , Drama

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Mother, 1950s, Emotional, 1970s, 1960s, 1930s, Love interest, 1940s, Pursuit, Love