Sion Sono’s Himizu Takes the Terracotta Far East Film Festival Audience Award

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After an impressive appearance at the 68th Venice Film Festival (the film’s young leads, Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaido won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor and Actress), Sion Sono’s “Himizu” continues its winning streak at the 4th Terracotta Far East Film Festival over the weekend. The film, about two teenagers in post-tsunami Japan who embark on a campaign of violence against evil wrong doers, took the fest’s Audience Award.

Sion Sono’s, HIMIZU picks up the Audience Award at the 4th annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival, London.

Legendary Japanese actor Denden, who gave a Q&A after the film, accepted the Award on behalf of the director at the Closing Drinks.

Joey Leung, Festival Director says: “I am very glad that Sion Sono is gaining such recognition now in the UK and proud to have HIMIZU as the Closing Film to this year’s festival.”

As for when you can catch “Himizu”, Third Window Films will release it on June 1st in the UK. Until then, you’ll have to make due with a trailer: