Millennium Actress

Alt title: Sennen Joyuu

Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
2001
4.339 out of 5 from 6,106 votes
Rank #359

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.

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JumpMaster13's avatar
JumpMaster13 Sep 20, 2007
Score 9/10

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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

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CaptainSlow Jul 24, 2013
Score 9/10

What I Liked: The plot and the execution of the idea of "memories vs. make-believe". The characters were engaging, realisitic and easy to empathise with. The stylistic changes between movies (and historical eras). What I Didn't: Nothing; I liked all of it. I couldn't find a single fault with it. Final Verdict: A beautiful heartwarming piece exploring the fine line between memories... read more

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