Sion Sono Wins at Venice

Sion Sono is dark and hope hardly exists in any of his films. Himizu looks to be more of the same, as he uses the tsunami as a backdrop. Yet he does mention that he shouldn’t make a film without hope. How rare! He scores the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival. Asian filmmakers and actresses score as well. Cai Shangjun Best Director, Deanne Ip Best Actress… (WSJ – Venice)