pictures dept has sealed a deal with US distrib First Pond Entertainment to theatrically release the cross-cultural comedy "Sake-Bomb" in the US.
Diversivied studio builds on its history for its second century
TOKYO -- Japanese helmer Sion Sono, whose disaster drama "The Land of Hope" won the Netpac award at Toronto this year, is working on comic actioner "Jigoku de Naze Warui Why Don't You Play in Hell?"
The film is the first fully fictional screen depiction of Japan in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
TOKYO -- Japanese indie sales outfit Pictures.dept has sold "The Land of Hope," the Sion Sono drama about two families caught in the aftermath of a Fukushima-like nuclear disaster, to France's…
A Nipponese boy from a broken home tries to overcome all the violence and hardship in his life in "Himizu," the latest pic from prolific scribe-helmer Sion Sono ("Cold Fish," "Suicide Club").
It's the second year that controversial Japanese helmer Sion Sono has had a film debut at Venice. But this year's "Himizu," screening in competition today, has a rather different tone than last…
Literature, sexual profligacy and pink paint make for strange bedfellows in the dark, wantonly risque Japanese crimer "Guilty of Romance."
Religion, family and sexual mores are satirically skewered in overlong "Love Exposure."