SATOSHI KON STORYBOARD COLLECTION MILLENIUM ACTRESS
All the storyboards of the theaterical film ‘Millenium Actress’ directed by the late genius director Satoshi Kon, including interviews from the past.
The film is an original work with a draft, screenplay, character design, and direction, from the director of ‘Perfect Blue.’
The story began with just two lines of notes that are now the director’s own:
“An old woman who was once billed as a popular actress talks about her life, but her memories are complicated, and the various roles she played in the past begin to mix them into an eventful story.”
The completed work was a masterpiece that in the history of anime, as an experimental attempt to reconstruct a longing for the history of Japanese cinema based on memories using beautiful and powerful animation.
“Millennial Actress” Awards:
The 5th Japan Media Arts Festival Animation Category Grand Prize
2003 Tokyo Anime Award For Best Theatrical Film Category
The 57th Mainichi Film Competition Noburo Ohto Award
The 8th Animation Kobe Film Award and Theater Category
Fantasia ’01 (Canada) Best Animation And Artistic Innovation
Best Asian Film at the 33rd Sitges Catalonia International Film Festival in Spain
This book helps to understand what kind of intent behind the production and how elaborately many scenes were assembled, a characteristic of Satoshi Kon’s work!