Red Post On Escher Street
SONO Sion 園子温
エッシャー通りの赤いポスト
Esshaa dōri no akai posuto

Japan
2020
147
Colour
English
subtitles

A successful director holds auditions for his latest film. Aspiring actors apply for roles in large numbers. Many don’t make it, but still decide to join the film as extras, all with their own motivation. Meanwhile the director also has to deal with absurd demands from his producer and his ex showing up on set. Exhilarating meta-comedy about filmmaking, which started as a workshop with the aspiring actors who play aspiring actors, from the inimitable SONO Sion.

Een succesvolle regisseur organiseert audities voor zijn nieuwste film. Een hele hoop hoopvolle acteurs melden zich aan voor een handvol rollen. De meesten halen het niet, maar doen om uiteenlopende redenen nog steeds aan de film mee, als figuranten. Ondertussen heeft de regisseur te maken met de absurde eisen van zijn producent, en verschijnt zijn ex op de set. Heerlijke meta-komedie over films maken, die begon als een workshop met de acteurs die de acteurs in de film spelen. Van de onnavolgbare SONO Sion.

SONO Sion 園子温 is one of the most prolific and beloved Japanese filmmakers working today. A poet, author and director with a large cult following, he almost never fails to surprise. What genre, style and tone will he work with next? Although he started making films in the late 1980s, he only gained international fame in the 2000s with the horror film Suicide Club, and the cult epic Love Exposure. Thanks to his immense work ethic, it’s harder in some years not to see a SONO film than to see one. But why would you want to avoid them?

2019 – The Forest of Love 愛なき森で叫べ
2017 – Tokyo Vampire Hotel 東京ヴァンパイアホテル
2016 – Antiporno アンチポルノ
2015 – Tag リアル鬼ごっこ
2015 – Shinjuku Swan 新宿スワン
2015 – The Virgin Psychics 映画 みんな!エスパーだよ!
2014 – Tokyo Tribe トウキョウ トライブ
2012 – Why Don’t You Play in Hell? 地獄でなぜ悪い
2011 – Himizu ヒミズ
2010 – Cold Fish 冷たい熱帯魚
2008 – Love Exposure 愛のむきだし
2001 – Suicide Club 自殺サークル