Sono Sion at IFFR
SONO Sion (1960, Japan) is a poet and director. As a student, he shot several Super-8 films, two of which won prizes at festivals. His feature film debut A Man’s Flower Road (1986) won the Grand Prize at the Pia Film Festival. Horror influences regularly recur in his work. His wacky ode to 8mm film, Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013), was awarded the Midnight Madness People's Choice Award in Toronto.
Love Song (1984, short), Ore wa Sono Sion da!/I Am Sono Sion (1985, short doc), Ai (1986, short), Otoko no hanamichi/A Man’s Flower Road (1986), Kessen! Joshiryo tai danshiryo/Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988), Jitensha toiki/Bicycle Sighs (1989), Heya/The Room (1992), Bad Film (1995), Keiko desu kedo (1997), Dakon: The Man (1998), Kaze (1998, short), Depression Blot (1998), Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri (2000), Utsushimi (2000), 0cm4 (2001, short), Jisatsu sâkuru/Suicide Club (2001), Puromo naito (2002), Father’s Day (2003, short), Nô-pantsu gâruzu: Movie box-ing2 (2004, segment: Otono ni tannara), Yume no nake e/Into a Dream (2004), Noriko no shokutaku/Noriko's Dinner Table (2005), Kimyô na sâkasu/Strange Circus (2005), Hazard (2005), Jikô keisatsu (TV series, 2 episodes), Kikyu kurabu sonogo (2006), Ekusute/Exte: Hair Extensions (2007), Kaette kita jikô keisatsu (2007, TV series, 2 episodes), Ai no mukidashi/Love Exposure (2008), Make the Last Wish (2009), Chanto tsutaeru/Be Sure to Share (2009), Tsumetai nettaigyo/Cold Fish (2010), Koi no tsumi/Guilty of Romance (2011), Himuzi (2011), Kenkichi (2012), Kibô no Kuni/The Land of Hope (2012), Minna! Esupâ dayo!/All Esper Dayo! (2013, TV series, 6 episodes), Jigoku de naze warui/Why Don't You Play in Hell (2013), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013, co-dir), Tokyo Tribe (2014), Love & Peace (2015), Shinjuku suwan/Shinjuku Swan (2015), Riaru onigokko/Tag (2015), Eiga: Minna! Esupâ dayo!/The Virgin Psychics (2015), Minna! Esupâ dayo!: Bangai hen Esper Miyako e iku/All Esper Dayo! Special Edition - Esper, Go to City (2015, TV), Hiso hiso boshi/The Whispering Star (2015)