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 usually better than the moment we anticipate.
Animation and visuals were good enough to keep your attention, but I was a bit disappointed with the music. There just weren't any memorable moments in the OST. Fortunately this is easy to forgive, as the story we are told is beautiful and showing off Japanese culture with grace.
It is not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it.