Satoshi Kon Retrospective – Millennium Actress

This event took place Nov 17 - Nov 20, 2019

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Senior
$7 NWFF and Grand Illusion Members

Satoshi Kon
1h 27m


** Co-presented with Grand Illusion, who will join us in screening Kon’s feature films! **

Experience the gorgeous new restoration of what many believe to be Satoshi Kon’s greatest work, Millennium Actress. When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As she recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver. Boasting countless awards, including the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, which it shared with Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, Millennium Actress is a must-see for anime fans of all ages.

Description courtesy of Eleven Arts. All images on this page © 2018 Millennium Actress Production Committee.




**全ての今敏の長編映画を上映する為に協同しているGrand Illusionのカレンダーもお楽しみに!**




Also at NWFF this month...

Nov. 10 & 13: Perfect Blue

(Satoshi Kon, Japan, 1997, 90 min)

Satoshi Kon’s haunting, provocative stalker thriller tells the story of a rising pop star who leaves music to focus on acting… but her fans aren’t ready to see her go.

And at Grand Illusion Cinema...

Nov. 15–17, 19 & 21: Paprika

(Satoshi Kon, 2006, Japan, 90 min)
On glorious 35mm! NWFF Members receive the G.I. Member price for Paprika

Dr. Atsuko Chiba is a genius scientist by day, and a kick-ass dream warrior named PAPRIKA by night. In this psychedelic sci-fi adventure, it will take the skills of both women to save the world…

In the near future, a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment called PT has been invented. Through a device called the “DC Mini,” it is able to act as a “dream detective” to enter into people’s dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts. Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen, sending the research facility into an uproar. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the devise could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer’s personality while they are asleep. Dr. Chiba enters the dream world as her exotic alter-ego PAPRIKA in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Trailer >

Nov. 16 at 10:30pm: Satoshi Kon Rarities

(Satoshi Kon, Japan & others, 90 min)
This screening is FREE and exclusively for all current Grand Illusion Cinema and/or Northwest Film Forum members!

A special member screening of additional work by Satoshi Kon that features short films rarely seen by US audiences. Worth the price of membership alone! 😜

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