Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist(Satoshi Kon, l'illusionniste)

  • Dir: Pascal-Alex Vincent

  • France/ Japan, 2021, French/ Japanese/ English, 81mins, DCP

“He couldn’t forgive the slightest error or failure.” Ten years after his death, Kon Satoshi is still remembered as an uncompromising perfectionist who has changed the face of animated cinema. In a fascinating tribute directed by Pascal- Alex Vincent, Kon’s vision and approach of interweaving dreams and reality are cited as inspirations for Hosoda Mamoru and Darren Aronofsky, yet his arrogance and combative personality are not concealed by his collaborators. A rare glimpse into Dreaming Machine , a dream project that he regretted for being unable to finish, asserts the artistic legacy of a genius ahead of his time.


Cannes Film Festival


    In-theatre Screening

    • Full House2021-08-22 (Sun)
      Full House2021-08-28 (Sat)


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