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LOVE EXPOSURE (2008) (10TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING) - THIRD WINDOW FILM CLUB

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When ordinary teenager Yu is forced by his Catholic priest father to confess to being a sinner, he has no choice but to appease his father. As the only sins his father recognizes involve sexual perversion, Yu becomes the king of Tokyo’s photo voyeurs, at least until he meets the Maria of his religious fantasies, Yoko, a street-brawling schoolgirl. Focused around an unusual love triangle of outcasts who defy social norms, Love Exposure is widely acclaimed as Sion Sono's magnum opus. Winner of numerous film festival prizes including the Berlin International Film Festival Caligari Film Award and the Asian Film Awards Best Director award, this is an exhilarating, stylistically restless plunge into repression, family, cults, revenge, religion, identity, lust and of course, love. One of the most talked about cult films of the last decade, Love Exposure is a glorious, riotous masterpiece of epic extremes that will leave you wanting more.

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

Cold Fish – Saturday 10th February, 7.30pm

Guilty of Romance – Sunday 18th February, 5pm

  • DIR. SION SONO
  • CAST. TAKAHIRO NISHIJIMA, HIKARI MITSUSHIMA, SAKURA ANDÔ, ATSURÔ WATABE, MAKIKO WATANABE
  • YEAR. 2008
  • COUNTRY. JAPAN
  • RUN-TIME. 237 MINS + 10 MINUTE INTERVAL
  • RATING. 18

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 6:15PM

Film 6:45PM

A magnificently alien universe, there is a truth in the characters and their relationships that keeps us gripped despite the film’s marathon length.... the film takes on an epic, biblical quality
— Electric Sheep
Novelistic in scope and emotional richness… a film that will have you tingling with pleasure from charming start to heart-pounding finish
— Time Out
The cult film par excellence
— Sight & Sound
It does not feel like an epic so much as an entire soap opera box-set… deeply strange and politically incorrect, ­baffling, and often funny
— The Guardian
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