Millennium Actress (2001) IMDb

Categorization

Meta-heavy drama by Kon Satoshi.

Subject

The life story of an old actress, interviewed by one of her fans. She spends her life searching for a mysterious stranger with whom she fell in love as a young girl in fascist Imperial Japan. The interview blends with her biography and with the films she has made. A sketchy truth is offered in the end.

Commentary

Very good music. Strings together a series of climaxes without effective buildup and sheds causality, making it dramatically uninteresting. Beware of comic relief.

Japanese production animation movie