The First of the Week

I’ve sunk into lazyboneritis. Terrible lazyboneritis. And the weather here is not really inducing me to get rid of it any time soon: it’s cold, it’s raining, it’s fricking autumn! Bah! And I’ve got this hole in my tooth. Baaaah!

So I’m trying to reduce my TBV (to be viewed) pile of DVDs — and have discovered a true gem: the anime MILLENNIUM ACTRESS.

The director Tachibana plans to interview one of the great film legends of the past, the beautiful actress Chiyoko Fujiwara. 30 years ago she quitted film-making under mysterious circumstances and has lived as a recluse ever since. And while she talks to Tachibana, the story of her life mingles with the stories of her films – both herself and the characters she played are are on a never-ending search for something or someone. The interview with Tachibana is her last chance to unravel the secrets of her life …

Very beautiful film. Made me cry buckets …