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GUILTY OF ROMANCE (2011)

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  • DIR. SION SONO
  • CAST. MIKI MIZUNO, MAKOTO TOGASHI, MEGUMI KAGURAZAKA
  • YEAR. 2011
  • COUNTRY. JAPAN
  • RUN-TIME. 113 MINS
  • RATING. 18

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 4:30PM
Film 5:00PM

When Izumi, a bored housewife falls under the spell of an enigmatic female academic who suggests her emancipation as a woman lies in the expression of her supressed sexuality, it soon transpires that her plans for Izumi aren't all in her best interest. The first of Sion Sono's work to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, this neon-noir is a feast for the senses, a murder investigation with hallucinatory visuals and tricksy narrative swings that take in love, sex, shame, domesticity and death.

Also showing as part of Sion Sono’s Hate Trilogy:

Love Exposure – Friday 2nd February, 6.45pm

Cold Fish – Saturday 10th February, 7.30pm


Something of a feminist film with a message that’s both dystopic and invigorating
— Slant Magazine
A twisted, stylish, and lurid tale of dark sexuality
— Midnight Eye
A twisted mix of prostitution, fetishism, offbeat literary musings (Kafka and coitus, anyone?) and melodramatic screaming matches
— Hollywood Reporter
An extraordinary film
— Electric Sheep
A garish-colored noir… disturbing and fascinating
— The New York Times
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