With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sion Sono's LOVE EXPOSURE at Japan Society on Friday, June 3rd

Japan Society Film Program's
Monthly Classics Series
Love Exposure / Ai no Mukidashi
Directed by Sion Sono
With Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Ando,
Atsuro Watabe, and Makiko Watanabe
Japan, 2008, 237 minutes
Blu-ray, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC

In anticipation of the upcoming 10th edition of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (July 14-24, 2016) Japan Society NY will be screening Sion Sono’s notorious masterpiece about love, family, religion and upskirt photography.

After feeling rejected by his Catholic priest father for not having any sins to confess, high schooler Yu dives headfirst into sinning by becoming a master “peek-a-panty” photographer. Along the way, he gets entangled in an absurd love triangle involving his step-sister and his female alter ego, all the while being stalked by a parakeet-handling cult leader intent on taking everyone he loves away from him.

A fan-favorite at JAPAN CUTS in 2009 and one of the most memorable films released in the last ten years, Love Exposure is destined to be regarded as a classic of Japanese cinema.

I did not see the film at JAPAN CUTS in 2009, but did  get ti watch some time ago. I give it a 3.5 out of 4 star rating; very highly recommended. See it this Friday if you haven't seen it before, see it again if you have.

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