Millennium Actress Opens In Limited Run
Created 09/11/2003 - 23:00
MILLENNIUM ACTRESS, the first film to be released under Go Fish Pictures, DreamWorks new distribution arm, opened Sept. 12, 2003 in a limited run. The Japanese production by MAD HOUSE (PERFECT BLUE, VAMPIRE HUNTER D and METROPOLIS) reunites director Satoshi Kon and screenwriter Sadayuki Murai, who first collaborated together on Kons award-winning debut feature PERFECT BLUE. Taro Maki (TENCHI FOREVER) served as the exec producer. Susumu Hirasawa composed the score, and Takeshi Honda was the editor and director of animation. Kon and Honda also collaborated on the character design,
In this epic adventure, a documentary filmmaker fulfills his quest to find the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, and learn why she mysteriously vanished at the height of her brilliant career. When Chiyoko grants the filmmakers request, he, in turn, presents her with a token a key she had lost and thought was gone forever. The key not only unlocks the long-held secrets of Chiyokos life
but also his own, and gives the audience a fanciful look at elements of Japans history.
Since its opening in Japan, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS has been honored with numerous awards. It won the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival Grand Prize, and was also awarded the Fantasia Ground-Breaker Award for Artistic Innovation. It was also named the Best Animated Film at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, and it was the first-ever recipient of the 2001 International Film Festival of Catalonias Orient Express Award spotlighting Asian genre films. In addition, the film has been an official selection at some of Asias most renowned film festivals including the Pusan International Film Festival (Korea), the Bangkok International Film Festival and the Singapore International Film Festival.
The film is playing in the following cities and theaters:
Landmark Regent Theatre, 1045 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, California
Loews Cineplex E-Walk 13, 247 West 42nd Street, New York, New York
Loews Esquire Theatres, 58 East Oak Street, Chicago, Illinois
Loews Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, California
Landmark, Kendall Square Cinema, One Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Famous Players Canada Square, 2200 Yonge Street, Second Level, Toronto, Canada