Love Exposure - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The July 7th screening is SOLD OUT.
(Ai no mukidashi)
Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival
Q&A with director Sion Sono!
Sensational indie filmmaker Sion Sono returns to JAPAN CUTS with this much anticipated, gripping four-hour hentai (pervert) epic brimming with absurd gore, cross-dressers, sin and love triangles while exposing the contradictions within human nature. Yu feels compelled to commit sins for his father, who has become a catholic priest and demands daily confessions from him. As a result, Yu joins a local gang and becomes a master of hentai photography. Amidst the chaos that ensues, he falls in love at first sight with Yoko, whom he later discovers will become his new step sister. With an evil religious cult leader determined to convert his family and steal his precious Yoko away, Yu must go to extreme lengths to save the love of his life.
2008, 237 min., 35mm. Directed by Sion Sono. With Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima and Sakura Ando.
Bio: Sion Sono (director)
Born in Aichi, Sion Sono is known as a rebel essayist, poet and filmmaker. He received the PIA Film Festival (PFF) award for two consecutive years (1984 and 1985), and made Bicycle Sighs with PFF scholarship in 1990. Since directing the controversial psycho-horror, Suicide Circle in 2001, he has been invited to numerous film festivals, and has made film after film, including Strange Circle (2005), Noriko's Dinner Table (2006) and Exte (2006). Sono made a special appearance at JAPAN CUTS 2007 for the U.S. premiere of Exte.
The July 3 screening is followed by the Exposure Party!
Part of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, June 30 - July 12, 2009.
Tickets July 3:
Tickets for July 7: