Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist
France-Japon 2021 | version originale avec sous-titres anglais | 81' | c | Documentaire de : Pascal-Alex Vincent
► Cannes Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival 2021
The mangaka and anime filmmaker Satoshi Kon died suddenly in 2010, at the age of 46. He left behind a short and unfinished body of work, which is nevertheless among the most widely distributed and influential in the history of contemporary Japanese culture. Ten years after his death, his family and collaborators speak out about his work, while his heirs in Japan, France and Hollywood look back on his artistic legacy.
« If Miyazaki used animation to create impossible worlds, then Satoshi Kon took the medium and pushed it to create the most real world possible: immediate, recognizable, damaging, demanding. Even his fantasies felt real. » (Austin Chronicle)
« Autant pour sa personnalité que pour ses films, Satoshi Kon recherchait la perfection à tout prix. » (Mamoru Oshii, réalisateur)