Sion SONO 園子温

Cold Fish

Nippon Cinema   ª 

Attracted by the offer of a successful colleague, the owner of a tropical fish store is lured into a dark void of madness and conspiracy leaving him no way out. Making use of exceedingly disgusting symbolism, COLD FISH starts out as a cynical social satire and leads straight into a captivating excess of stimulation and mutilation. The intensely atmospheric thriller is based on the murders of a Japanese serial killer.

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Cold Fish (NC 2011)

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.