Now, you can catch a true master at his finest.
Earlier this month, streaming platform Tubi TV added Millennium Actress (Chiyoko Millennial Actress) to their digital lineup. The film is available in subtitled format.
Millennium Actress is an original project from late filmmaker Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika). Kon directed and co-wrote the film at Madhouse, with Sadayuki Murai (Boogiepop Phantom, Kino’s Journey) serving as a co-writer. Kon and Takeshi Honda (Blue Submarine No.6, Den-Noh Coil) collaborated on character designs.
Millennium Actress made its theatrical début on January 3, 2001. The film was originally released in North America by Sony Pictures in 2003. Paramount has since rescued the license for the title. They describe it as:
Following up on his highly acclaimed animated psychological thriller Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon spins this mystery about a documentary filmmaker and a legendary actress. In honor of Gin Ei studios 70th anniversary, a small production house run by Genya Tachibana is selected to make a commemorative documentary. Genya decides to focus his film on actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, a massive star who at the height of her popularity retreated from public life. Accompanied an eager young cameraman, Genya doggedly tracks her down to discover her living a hermit-like life of charmed isolation. He also learns that in spite of her advanced age, she has lost little of her famed charm or elegance. As he interviews her, Genya learns of Chiyoko’s troubled past and eventually the reasons for her sudden retirement.
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