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Six months after 9.11

It is just six months since the earthquake.
I pray anew, from the bottom of my heart,
for the repose of the victims souls.

I did not know what to do in such an unimaginable situation,
so I considered my options.
Then, on the 14th March, I quickly started the contribution site,
SUPPORT JAPAN-Gambare via the internet fundraising site
called JustGiving. At the time I wrote down my feelings
and asked people to click on the site if they shared my sentiment.


Cannes 2011 : Day 1

May 11, 2011, in CANNES – DAY 1
Now, the Cannes Film Festival has begun.
I have been going backwards and forwards on whether to write my blog,
but I cannot keep from writing it any longer.


SION SONO’s latest GUILTY OF ROMANCE in Cannes Director Fortnight

Press Release

April 19, 2011 18:00 JST – TOKYO




HAYAMA BEACH based pictures dept. is proud to announce that our sales title GUILTY OF ROMANCE, (from the same producer as COLD FISH), has been officially invited to the Director’s Fortnight in the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The film has been acquired all rights by the German based worldwide sales agency Films Boutique. Excluded are the Japanese distribution rights, which remain with Nikkatsu, the main producer of the film.


It is a Vintage Year for Films

 Wednesday, April 6, 2011


April has arrived and the Cannes Film Festival is looming.

Although applications have already closed I have heard

rumours that it is favouring everything except Japanese films.

However, I always try to ignore these rumours otherwise

I end wasting time on a wild-goose chase.


It’s Time For A Movie !!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Over two weeks have passed since the shocking earthquake.


For the last week I have been away at the Hong Kong
International Film Festival, but my heart was so restless that

I could not bring myself to write about the films.


We have been bitterly exposed to the menace of nature,
what with the earthquake, Tsunami, storm winds and snow.
Moreover, the radioactivity leaking from the nuclear power plant
is the threatening all of existence by it’s influence on the water. 
The whole world seems to have been unsettled during the
last two weeks as homo sapiens are tested to the full
by this series of events.