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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)

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FantAsia 2011

  One day… we’ll attend this festival. This is the premier Fantastic Film Festival in North America. July 14-August 7. It’s takes place in Montreal and this is the 15th year! As usual, anything out of control, interesting, and weird will be here. Oh, it should be Asian. New film by Takashi Miike – Ninja Kids, Sion Sono – Cold Fish, Jet Li – Ocean Heaven, and more. Seriously what’s missing? At times, the films are super over the top ridiculous. B or C movie if it were made here with American bad actors, but then again, sometimes they’re not. (Twitch film – FantAsia 2011)   Check out the Ocean Heaven trailer… you expect to see Jet Li start throwing...

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Giant Robot presents Sion Sono at Cinefamily

Sion Sono’s epic films showed this weekend at Cinefamily in LA. Here’s a shot of Sion Sono below. Unknown to a most of the sold out crowd was the fact that we brought in some extra fun in the form of food trucks. Lomo Arigato brought in the Japanese Peruvian food. I saw some of the folks munching down. Out in the patio was James Chong and Jesse Fillingham. The next day featured Mandoline Grill, Mari Inukai and Albert Reyes! Lomo Arigato! This pic rocks. Jesse and James brought their wares. These guys are great.  

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Giant Robot and the Cinefamily Present: Sion Sono at the Cinefamily 6/10+6/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – the Cinefamily and Giant Robot Present: Japanese Director Sion Sono in Person at Cinefamily
Four Sion Sono films showing at the Cinefamily. June 10 and June 11, 2011 611 N Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 323 655 2510 cinefamily.org Giant Robot and the Cinefamily is proud to host four Sion Sono films, with director Sion Sono in person to do a Q and A after the first screening on each day. Sono is scheduled to introduce the second screenings if time permits. Sion Sono is among the hottest filmmakers from Japan and is a film festival favorite worldwide. June 10th Cold Fish 8pm *free, Hair Extensions 12 Midnight $10. June 11th Love Exposure 2:30pm $10, Noriko’s...

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