Millennium Actress (4K Remastered) | 千年女優 (リマスター)
Animezing! August


Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

The genius of Millennium Actress is infinite

Slant Magazine

...Millennium Actress remains one of cinema’s greatest love letters

Kambole Campbell, Little White Lies

Enjoy Animezing! August series with our
encore virtual screening of Millennium Actress!

Millennium Actress was originally screened in
person at the JICC in 2012 and 2019.

Experience the gorgeous new restoration of what many believe to be Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) greatest work, Millennium Actress!

When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Fujiwara Chiyoko, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As she recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police.

Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver. Boasting countless awards, including the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, which it shared with Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Millennium Actress is a must-see for anime fans of all ages.

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