Jônetsu tairiku Presents Sono Shion to iu ikimono   2016   Japan The Sion Sono
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Director:Arata Ôshima
IMDb Rating:6.9 (29 votes)
Duration:97 min
Arata Ôshima  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
Ellie  ...  Herself
Megumi Kagurazaka  ...  Herself
Fumi Nikaidô  ...  Herself
Shôta Sometani  ...  Himself
Sion Sono  ...  Himself
Naoto Tanobe  ...  Himself
Takuji Yasuoka  ...  Himself
Hidenori Takahashi  ...  Cinematographer
Yoshihiro Ohkawa  ...  Editor
Comments: What can you say about a guy whose wife sheds tears of horror remembering the early days of their relationship? I was afraid watching this might ruin my image of the man. It didn't.

Shot almost exclusively in 2015 while making The Whispering Star, the doc feels like a DVD extra.

As prolific a film maker as Sono is, the doc does show clearly that Sono is as much a painter and poet as he is a film maker.

Summary: The ever-evolving Sion Sono, who burst onto the Japanese film scene with "I Am Sion Sono!!" in 1984, has made a name for himself in world cinema as a numerous award-winner, festival favorite and provocateur. Directed by Arata Oshima, son of rebel filmmaker Nagisa Oshima, who had praised Sono's early work before his passing, this documentary gives insight into the man, the poet, the painter, the scriptwriter, the husband and the boy who will eventually grow up to be the Sion Sono. Lineage, history and the past meeting the present are themes in this film in which Oshima connects the dots in Sono's creative life by taking the camera to the site of his upbringing and following the production of his most recent film "The Whispering Star," also screening at this year's JAPAN CUTS

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