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August 3, 2016

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I Am Sion Sono! | Sion Sono

August 3, 2016
I Am Sion Sono (1985)

Sion Sono fans, this is where it all begins. The wild, irreverent, iconoclastic, in-your-face style familiar to those who’ve seen even a few of the films the man made his name with in the 2000s (Suicide Club, Noriko’s Dinner Table, Love Exposure), it was all there from the start. Here you get it in its purest, rawest form, shot on 8mm in 1985, when Sono was all of 22 years old, unencumbered by plots, commercial constraints, or professional actors. It’s as close as…

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