Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress (千年女優) was first released on July 28th, 2001.
Various photographic effects of aging are used in order to make the Chiyoko’s films seem old: were filmed separately and passed through different laboratory and telecine processes from the rest of the film, no CG effects were used. (x)
I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable. It seems like religion and myth were invented against that, trying to make sense out of it.