The Legacy of Satoshi Kon

Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist

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This documentary celebrates the legacy and influence of Satoshi Kon’s work, both in Japan and abroad. It features interviews with fellow anime directors including Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) and Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), as well as overseas admirers such as Darren Aronofsky (who included an homage to Kon in Requiem for a Dream) and Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). “An intoxicating celebration of an astonishing talent cruelly cut down in his prime, Vincent's film serves as an enthusiastic eulogy for long-time fans, but also as a tantalising eye-opener to the as-yet uninitiated.” (James Marsh, South China Morning Post).

  • Year
  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
    Japanese, French, English
  • Country
  • Director
    Pascal-Alex Vincent
  • Screenwriter
    Pascal-Alex Vincent
  • Cast
    Satoshi Kon, Mamoru Hosoda, Rodney Rothman
  • Cinematographer
    Gordon Spooner, Toshiyuki Kiyomura
  • Editor
    Clément Selitzki