Japan | 2015 | 85 minutes | Sion Sono
A special California Premiere–Opening the festival with a BANG! 8:00 pm, Wednesday September 7!
It is that time of year again, and we are expanding to five days–our most extensive festival yet! How do we kick off such a momentous lucky-7th year? By being the first place in California to screen this wild gem from director Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Coldfish)–TAG!
From Variety: “Equal parts flash-trash exploitation gorefest and punchy pro-feminist action-fantasy, “Tag” is another feather in the highly idiosyncratic cap of Japanese helmer Sion Sono. This cavalcade of carnage set in a bizarre parallel world where women are chased and slaughtered by all manner of human and supernatural forces hits the sweet spot where grindhouse meets arthouse. Far too extreme for mainstream acceptance…
Cast: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano
Cinematographer: Maki Ito
Music: Tomonobu Kikuchi
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
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