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Yu is a high school student facing the typical problems of adolescence: timidity, the changing body... and his father, a strict pastor, his unfulfilled lover, a gang collecting pictures of female underwear, a menacing sect with an aggressive leader, also a high school student, and the beloved Yoko, a talented karateka and a Holy Mary lookalike. To conquer her heart, the boy will have to put on a woman's coat and a wig, but that's only the beginning of his problems.
"Love Exposure" is a tour de force of one of the most creative contemporary directors. This stunning clash of pop culture references, crazy genre cliches, psychoanalytic connotations, and a creative interpretation of contemporary problems of the Japanese society is a real plot bomb. Sono shows his extraordinary erudition, going beyond cultural circles – the aesthetic of manga meets Corinthians and a Beethoven symphony, and quotes from John Woo with referenced to the Japanese exploitation cinema of the 70s. The four hour long visual madness combines the lyricism of "Romeo and Juliet" with the sacrilegiousness of Buñuel and Tarantino's aesthetic sensibility. Explosive experiences guaranteed.
Born in 1961. Poet, performer, filmmaker, painter, musician. One of the most influential among independent Japanese filmmakers, regularly invited to international festivals, renown for his radical artistic vision, the ability to combine shocking form with apt social critique, and his non-compromising film language. The "Sion Sono: Portrait" retrospective was held at the 10th Five Flavours FF.
1985 Jestem Sion Sono! / Ore wa Sono Sion da!! / I Am Sion Sono!
2001 Jisatsu sakuru / Suicide Club
2008 Miłość obnażona / Ai no mukidashi / Love Exposure
2010 Cold Fish / Tsumetai nettaigyo / Cold Fish
2011 Miłosne piekło / Koi no tsumi / Guilty of Romance
2013 Zabawmy się w piekle / Jigoku de naze warui / Why Don't You Play in Hell
2015 Love & Peace
2015 Gwiazda szeptów / Hiso hiso boshi / The Whispering Star
2016 Antyporno / Anchi poruno / Antiporno
2017 Tokyo Vampire Hotel
2019 Ai-naki mori de sakebe / The Forest of Love