Sion SONO 園子温
Nippon Cinema ª
Yoko is an android delivering interstellar packages. She doesn’t have many opportunities for conversation, but wonders what kind of peculiar creatures those humans are. The film was shot mainly in the evacuation zones around Fukushima, with the participation of many local amateur actors. Showing another side of his talent, Sion SONO’s experimental sci-fi parable is still highly expressive and unique.
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About Sion SONO
Sion SONO was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1961. Having experimented with 8mm film during his studies at Hosei University, he won the Grand Prize at the 1987 PIA Film Festival for his film A MAN’S FLOWER ROAD. His international rise to fame came with LOVE EXPOSURE (2008 / NC ’09). Since then, he has won numerous awards. THE WHISPERING STAR (2015 / NC ’16 and NC ’20) won the NETPAC Award at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Nippon Connection dedicated a retrospective to his work in 2011.