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JAPAN | 148 minutes | 2020
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Prior to completing his upcoming film with Nicolas Cage, Japanese cult and iconic filmmaker Sion Sono delivers a surprise: a virulent, volatile (and very feminine) comedy about a film shoot that goes off the rails when the extras revolt. To the director, this is precisely what cinema ought to be: a gesture that, rebellious, poetic and subversion, champions impulsivity as it defies all logic. A film about the revenge of the silver screen’s nameless bit players and the straitjacket of celebrity, Japanese and otherwise, that they must wriggle out from under simply to exist. When Japanese extras take control, mainstream cinema should seriously start to shake . . .
Love Song (1984) Director [Short film]I Am Sion Sono!! (1985) Director, writer and actor [Short film]A Man's Flower Road (1986) Director and writerLove (1986) Director and writer [Short film]Decisive Match! Boys Dorm vs Girls Dorm (1988) Director and writerBicycle Sighs (1990) Director, co-writer and actorI Hate You... Not (1991) ActorHeya: The Room (1992) Director and writerOtaku (1994) ActorBad Film (1995) Director and writerKeiko Dessukedo (I Am Keiko) (1997) Director and writerKaze (1998) Director and writer [Short film]Dankon: The Man (1998) Director and writerUtsushimi (1998) Director, writer and cinematographerDepression Blot (1999) Director and writerBlind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf (2000) ActorSeigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri (2000) Director and writerSuicide Club (2001) Director and writer0cm4 (2001) Director and writer [Short film]Father's Day (2001) Director [Short film]Prom Night (2002) DirectorChichi no Hi (2003) Director and writerN?-pantsu g?ruzu: Movie box-ing2 : Otona ni Nattara (2004) Director and writer [Anthology]Into a Dream (2005) Director and writerNoriko's Dinner Table (2005) Director and writerHazard (2005) Director and writerStrange Circus (2005) Director, writer, composer and cinematographerBalloon Club, Afterwards (2006) Director and writerJik? keisatsu (2006) Director [TV show]Exte (2007) Director and writerLove Exposure (2008) Director and writerBe Sure to Share (2009) Director and writerMake the Last Wish (2009) DirectorCold Fish (2010) Director and co-writerHimizu (2011) Director and writerGuilty of Romance (2011) Director and writerKenkichi (2012) Director and writerThe Land of Hope (2012) Director and writerWhy Don't You Play in Hell? (2013) Director and writerMinna! ESPer Dayo! (2013) Director and writer [TV series]Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013) Director [Anthology]Tokyo Tribe (2014) Director and writerAll Esper Dayo! SP (2015) Director [TV Movie]Shinjuku Swan (2015) DirectorLove & Peace (2015) Director and writerTag (2015) Director and writerThe Whispering Star (2015) Director and writerThe Virgin Psychics (2015) Director and writerMadly (2015) Director [Anthology]Antiporno (2016) DirectorShinjuku Swan II (2017) DirectorTokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) Director and writer Amazon original seriesThe Bastard and the Beautiful World (2018) Director and writerPrisoners of the Ghostland (2019) Director and writerThe Forest of Love (2019) Director and writer
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