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Edko Films Screens Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist Documentary in Hong Kong on November 4

Edko Films Screens Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist Documentary in Hong Kong on November 4


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Edko Movies Screens Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist Documentary in Hong Kong on November 4

Hong Kong movie distributor Edko Movies started streaming a Chinese language- and English-subtitled trailer for Carlotta Movies’ French documentary movie Satoshi Kon, l’illusionniste (Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, beforehand titled Satoshi Kon: La Machine À Rêves) on Tuesday. Edko Movies will open the documentary in theaters in Hong Kong on November 4.


The movie had its world premiere on the Pageant de Cannes 2021, which occurred from July 6-17. The movie screened within the “Cannes Classics 2021: the documentaries” part of the competition, the place it received the Bronze Viewers Award for Finest Documentary.

The documentary options interviews with: Mamoru Oshii, Mamoru Hosoda, Masao Maruyama, Taro Maki, Masashi Ando, Aya Suzuki, Masaaki Usada, Sadayuki Murai, Hiroyuki Okiura, Masafumi Mima, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Nobutaka Ike, Junko Iwao, Megumi Hayashibara, Shōzō Iizuka, Jeremy Clapin, Marc Caro, Marie Pruvost-Delaspre, Alexis Blanchet, Dimitri Megherbi, Yael Ben Nun, Rodney Rothman, Darren Aronofsky, and Andrew Osmond.

Satoshi Kon handed away on August 24, 2010.

Kon started working as a manga creator on such works as Kaikisen (1990) earlier than deciding to delve into the anime trade with the artwork design of Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Katsuhiro Otomo‘s Roujin Z video in 1991. He then labored on the script and artwork path of “Magnetic Rose,” a phase of Otomo’s 1995 science-fiction anthology movie Reminiscences.

Kon first drew worldwide consideration along with his characteristic movie directorial debut, the psychological suspense movie Good Blue, in 1997. He would observe that with a string of critically acclaimed anime tasks: Millennium Actress (2001), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Paranoia Agent (2004), and Paprika (2006). On the time of his passing, Kon was working at Madhouse on a characteristic movie referred to as Yume-Miru Kikai (The Dreaming Machine). Madhouse introduced later that yr that it had resumed manufacturing on Yume-Miru Kikai, however the undertaking stays unfinished. Masao Maruyama most not too long ago said in August 2018 that the movie continues to be unfinished. He additionally reported on the identical time that {that a} script is being written for an anime adaptation of Satoshi Kon‘s OPUS manga.

Supply: Edko Movies’ YouTube channel

Disclaimer: Andrew Osmond, ANN’s UK Editor, is among the interviewees featured within the movie. Andrew was not concerned within the writing or enhancing of this text.