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Millennium Actress

  • Dir: Kon Satoshi

  • Japan, 2001, Japanese, 87mins, DCP

  • Cast: Voice Cast: Shoji Miyoko, Koyama Mami, Izuka Shozo

Kon Satoshi explores the possibilities of time, space and storytelling in animation with his second feature film, a heartfelt tribute to Japanese cinema inspired by the lives of screen legends Hara Setsuko and Takamine Hideko. Beginning as a seemingly traditional story of a television producer and his cameraman’s interview with a reclusive actress, the film soon evolves into a whimsical fantasy juxtaposing memory and reality, leaping back and forth in time to trace her acting career and life story, in an amazing journey that transports us to relive the golden years of Japanese films.

 

Fantasia International Film Festival: Best Animation Film and Fantasia Ground-Breaker Award

SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia: Orient Express Award

 

28/8 (Sat): Film talk with Maruyama Masao. Moderator: Kongkee. Conducted in Japanese and Cantonese. Admission by ticket only.

Screening:

In-theatre Screening

Remarks

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

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3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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