RED POST ON ESCHER STREET

A film by Sion Sono
2020, 148 minutes
No. 302
Narrative


RED POST ON ESCHER STREET
$375.00
Description
When filmmaker Tadashi Kobayashi  begins to hold open auditions for a new studio-sponsored film, a wave of experienced and aspiring actors scramble to apply, yearning for a chance to work with the genius director. Behind the scenes, however, Kobayashi struggles to finish the script on schedule and the production quickly spirals out of control.

 A funny, chaotic and consistently interesting showcase of Sion Sono’s versatile talents (whose latest film starring Nicolas Cage premiered at 2021 Sundance Film Festival), Red Post on Escher Street is a return-to-roots film for the director that develops, in typical Sono fashion, into a boldly subversive affair—a brazenly tongue-in-cheek portrait of the Japanese film industry that harkens to Sono’s own career as one of the most distinctive voices in world cinema.


Festivals
Official Selection, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
Official Selection, Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Official Selection, Valdivia International Film Festival

Reviews
“An exhilarating postmodern comedy. An orgiastic celebration… Mega-satisfying and weirdly sweet… The best argument for Sono’s vital body of work since 2015’s The Whispering Star and a perfect opportunity for newcomers to get their toes wet.” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“A success from Sono… [that] touches the heights needed to call it a masterpiece and marks its spot as one of the essential films of a career marked by high workrate and stylistic variations.” - Asian Movie Pulse

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