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Millennium Actress (Annecy Classics)

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Allow yourself the time to attend a special screening for discovering or rediscovering "Millenium Actress", a little gem and great classic of Japanese animation.

With Annecy Classics, the Festival is paying tribute to timeless films which have made an impact on the history of animation. These screenings are the opportunity for reminding us about the journey of brilliant directors, highlighting the avant-garde techniques in animation, putting a focus on emotional storylines, and celebrating key events. Take a break and rediscover the great animated classics!

The Japanese director Satoshi Kon, an animation genius and Festival regular, passed away in 2010 and was honoured in a tribute at Annecy in the same year.

During this film, immerse yourself in the history of Millenium Actress and follow two journalists who are on the hunt for an interview with the famous Chiyoko Fujiwara. A former star of Japanese cinema, and retired from the profession for many years, she will tell them the story of the century, about war and a part of her personal destiny.

You will feel like you have been transported far away by the elegant, stunning and splendid Millenium Actress!


The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Millennium Actress

    Directed by: Satoshi KON

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2001

    Running time: 01 h 27 min

  • Technique


    Techniques used: 2D computer

    Version: Version originale sous-titrée anglais

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Young adults, Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Satoshi KON

    Production: MADHOUSE, INC., Taro MAKI

    Script: Sadayuki Murai, Satoshi Kon

    Camera: Hisao Shirai

    Music: Susumu Hirasawa

    Editing: Satoshi Terauchi