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Millennium Actress

(go fish pictures) Release Date: September 12, 2003 Director: Satoshi Kon Cast: Miyoko Sh˘ji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shouzou Iizuka, Masaya Onosaka Plot: As one of Japan\'s great film studios is finally shutting down after a brilliant 70-year legacy, a documentary filmmaker is commissioned to make a film about it, and he selects the career of one of its biggest stars, Chiyoko Fujiwara, as his central subject. Finding Ms. Fujiwara, who has been living a Garboesque life of seclusion for the past 30 years, Genya and his cameraman follow her as she leads them through the history of her career and life, the whys of how she got into the film industry, and why she left. As an anime drama, this movie is reportedly an homage to the joys of cinema and the actresses who have graced the silver screen.
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