Tokyo Vampire HotelSion Sono
D, G: Sion Sono
F: Maki Ito, Tomoaki Iwakura
E: Jyunichi Ito, Yoshiki Ushiroda, Emi Onodera
DA: Takashi Matsuzuka
S: Fumihiko Yanagiya
M: Tomonobu Kikuchi
P: Naoko Komuro, Tomoo Fukatsu
CP: Nikkatsu Studio, Django Film
I: Kaho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Ami Tomite, Megumi Kagurazaka, Yumi Adachi
T +81 356 891 014
E m.furukawa@ nikkatsu.co.jp
Sion Sono adapts to feature length format a miniseries shot in Romania and his home country and released exclusively for Amazon Japan, and once more proving that –no matter where his work is seen or who finances it– he is still one of the most talented and creative writer-directors in the world. Just a brief list of plot and aesthetic elements that can be glimpsed in the more than two and a half hours of running time would be enough: Satanic rituals in Latin, mass machine-gun murders, the possible total destruction of the world by nuclear bombs planted by conspiratorial vampires, hotel rooms painted with beautiful primary colors, a contest against time where men and women must find a partner or be murdered, and choreographies with swords and weapons the best action-film director would envy.
Born in Toyokawa, Japan in 1961, he has been writing poetry since he was young. He has directed many films, including Suicide Club (2001), Guilty of Romance and Himizu (both in 2011 and screened at the 26th Festival), Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013, 28th Festival), Tokyo Tribe (2014, 29th Festival) and Love & Peace (2015, 30th Festival).