The Bastard and the Beautiful World

  • Dir: Sono Sion, Yamauchi Kenji, Ota Hikari, Kodama Yuichi

  • Japan, 2018, 105min, DCP

  • Cast: Asano Tadanobu, Inagaki Goro, Katori Shingo, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi

Three members of Japanese superstar boy band SMAP propel a trio of fantastical narratives, which ultimately converge in the chaotic fourth chapter of this wildly imaginative anthology. A pianist crosses paths with a young woman running as fast as she can. Meanwhile, a musician who cannot sing encounters a girl who eats songs, while a married couple head to Okinawa in search of their son’s right arm. Anarchic, energetic, wild and wonderful, this singular celebration of creativity is helmed by a quartet of equally unhinged filmmaking visionaries, resulting in an explosive cinematic carcophony.



  • Fantastic East

    Full House 21/08/2018 (Tue)
    Full House 25/08/2018 (Sat)
    Full House 26/08/2018 (Sun)


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