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Jônetsu tairiku Presents Sono Shion to iu ikimono (園 子温)

The Sion Sono


Arata Ôshima


No time to waste! Give all you have to life! A documentary about the genre-crossover extremist too hot to touch; Sion Sono! He brings provocation to anything he creates. Cold Fish. Guilty of Romance. This director makes movies that stir controversy and questions how things are. He's Sion Sono. While opinion of him in his own country, Japan, is polarized, Sono is an international maelstrom. His movies, charged with their extreme ying and yang duality go across the globe from Sitges to Brussels, Sundance, Cannes, Berlin and Venice. The documentary follows him and examines the art of being Sion Sono. Made during the making of The Whispering Star, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and is touring the world with acclaim. This documentary shows rare moments where Sion Sono faces dilemmas and anxiety. This is Sion Sono exposed. The film is directed by Arata Oshima, a cutting-edge documentary filmmaker. Following in the footsteps of his father, the late Nagisa Oshima of In the Realm of the Senses and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Oshima brings you a world-class documentary on a world-class filmmaker!


Sion Sono, Ellie, Megumi Kagurazaka, Fumi Nikaidô, Shôta Sometani, Naoto Tanobe


Cinematographer: Hidenori Takahashi; Editor: Yoshihiro Ohkawa


BiFan (Bucheon International Fantastic FF), Montréal FF

Director's Filmography

- The Sion Sono (Jônetsu tairiku Presents Sono Shion to iu ikimono), documentary, 2016

- Shiatorikaru: Kara Jûrô to Gekidan Kara-gumi no kiroku, documentary, 2007

- Jônetsu tairiku, TV Series documentary, 2007

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