Directed by Satoshi Kon • 2001 • Japan
Starring Miyoko Shoji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa
When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who retired from the spotlight thirty years earlier. As Chiyoko 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 the man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only visionary director Satoshi Kon (PERFECT BLUE, PAPRIKA)—in what many regard as his greatest work—could deliver.