2016 - Color - 76 mn - Original version with English subtitles - Japan - Romantic pornography
Directed by : Sion Sono. Produced by : Nikkatsu
European premiere - International competition - Presentation reserved to audience above 16.
Fashion star Kioko is bored in her apartment, waiting for a meeting with Watanabe, a chief-editor who’s interviewing her. In the domination and humiliation game between her and her assistant, the roles will slowly invert. Unless it’s all fiction?
A very good batch from stakhanovist-filmmaker Shion Sono with Antiporno, a film commissioned by Nikkatsu to relaunch its Porn Novel, which the author turned into a personal and metaphysical exercise. In keeping with Why you play in hell? and TAG, Antiporno seems like a phantasmatic take on Perfect blue, made with a striking inventiveness and many possible interpretations, on the genre as the much as on cinema or feminine sexuality.