The Sion Sono
The Sion Sono -
2016 - Color - 97 mn - Original version with English subtitles - Japan - Documentary
Directed by : Arata Oshima. Produced by : Naoko Komuro, Aki Maeda. Screenplay by : Arata Oshima. Photography : Hidenori Takahashi. With : Sion Sono, Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaido, Megumi Kagurazaka
Does Shion Sono need to be introduced? His work has been for long and regularly highlighted by our festival. An iconoclastic and prolific director, an amazing and uncategorisable artist, his films were screened at the festival through premieres, a retrospective, a carte blanche… This year, in addition to the baroque Antiporno, here’s the documentary.
Made simultaneously to the production of The Whispering Star by Arata Oshima (son of Nagisa Oshima and director of a film on the writer-actor Juro Kara), The Sion Sono is a puzzle-portrait where collaborators and INTIME of the filmmaker meet. An essential and precious piece.