SION SONO Retrospective in UK & Eire

28/03/2019

Sion Sono's retrospective is now available in the United Kingdom and Ireland!

Six titles that vary from comedy-drama to science fiction, fantasy and more + 1 documentary on the japanese cult director!

 

Love Exposure (2008) Ai no mukidashi (のむきだし)

One day while hanging out with his fellow sinner pals — but dressed like Sasori as punishment for being on the losing end of a bet — Yu meets a beautiful girl named Yoko. Their first meeting is a glorious one, beginning with an all-out street brawl and ending with a kiss. There are only two problems: she thinks he’s a woman and a devious cult leader named Aya is carefully manipulating both of their lives.

 

Cold Fish (2010) Tsumetai Nettaigyo (冷たい熱帯魚)

Inspired by and loosely based on the real-life exploits of serial killer couple Gen Sekine and his ex-wife Hiroko Kazama (the perpetrators of Tokyo’s notorious 1993 “Saitama serial murders of dog lovers” killings), ‘Cold Fish’ is a psychotic cavalcade of sex, violence and comedy.

 

Himizu (2011) ヒミズ

A powerful story of two teenagers’ struggle to live in dystopian future Japan destroyed by a natural disaster.

 

The Land of Hope (2012) Kibō no Kuni (希望の国)

Sion Sono departs from his usual style for this movingly restrained drama of a rural family's struggle to survive in the aftermath of the Tōhoku earthquake and the resulting nuclear crisis.

 

Love and Peace (2015) ラブ&ピ

A timid, no-hoper employee, Ryoichi Suzuki used to dream of becoming a punk rocker, but is bullied by his bosses and colleagues. A small turtle will change his life...

 

The Whispering Star (2015) Hiso Hiso Boshi (ひそひそ星)

A feminine android delivers packages to the scattered humans in the galaxy. With years to spare the android and us have time to contemplate what it is to be human.

 

The Sion Sono (2016) by Arata Ôshima

Made during the making of "The Whispering Star", this documentary shows rare moments where Sion Sono faces dilemmas and anxiety.
This is Sion Sono exposed.