Art & Design

Himizu – Award-winning film release

1 June 2012, London & Various in the UK


‘Himizu’, the award-winning film from Japanese director Sion Sono opens in cinemas across the UK on June 1st.

The new film from Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) Himizu tells the powerful story of two teenagers’ struggle to live in dystopian future Japan destroyed by a natural disaster. When young Yuichi is pushed too far he embarks on a violent campaign of revenge against society's evil doers and it's up to Keiko who is desperately in love with him to try to bring him back to the path of a decent man. A heart-rending drama and tender love story, Himizu features startling performances from its young leads.


The film was in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in September where Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaido received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor and Actress for their work in the film. It also played in countless other major international film festivals such as 36th Toronto International Film Festival, 16th Busan International Film Festival, 44th SITGES International Film Festival, 14th Deauville Asian Film Festival and many more


‘Himizu’ will play at various sites across the UK. For a full list please check out:
Trailer at:

From 1 June 2012 at the ICA in London and cinemas nationwide
ICA Cinema, Prince Charles Cinema, Renoir Cinema and selected cinemas nationwide


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