What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.
Millennium Actress is, first and foremost, an art film. However, for those who shy away from art film as a category, don't stop reading quite yet, because I'm going to attempt to show you why you'll still love this movie. Millennium Actress is art in all the very best possible ways. Indeed, I see it as a neo-Romantic masterpiece that is aware of and informed by all of the... read more
Millennium Actress This is a great example of weaving a story from many threads and making the final product an extraordinary experience. Through her films, we are told a story of an actress always chasing her love and finding out that it is the actual chase she loves, not the man. It is not an amazing realization, but it holds a lot of truth. Some people are just blind to this, but anticipation is... read more