Sion SONO 園子温


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Two years after Japan's nuclear disaster that followed the massive earthquake, Sion SONO stages a post-catastrophic science fiction drama that keeps the audience at a distance, so that actual events appear like inconceivable fiction that could never possibly become reality.

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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.