Reality Is Much Scarier than My Films
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Sion Sono (press materials – Five Flavours at Home VOD)
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Reality Is Much Scarier than My Films

An Interview with Sion Sono
Sylwia Niemczyk
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For those familiar with his work, the Japanese film-maker Sion Sono needs little introduction. Yet – perhaps rather surprisingly, given his extensive filmography – Sono’s cinema often finds itself hidden behind the doors of film festivals or on boutique film distribution labels.

Best-known internationally for his 2008 feature Love Exposure – a four-hour epic that explores religion, crime, family and perversion, all with a darkly comic undertone – Sono is a prolific artist. Across a career spanning more than three decades, he has more than 30 film credits to his name, including the violent horror satire Suicide Club (2001) and the erotic ‘pink film’ critique Antiporno (2016). Along the way,

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