why don’t you play in hell?
New York, NY — North America’s largest showcase of Japanese film and “One of the loopiest… and least predictable of New York’s film festivals” (New York Magazine), JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema returns for its eighth annual installment.
Anyone in the mood for some Asian cinema? Then Lincoln Center is your place to be this summer, host to the usual wide array of films ranging from classic to contemporary projects. A few of them are currently upcoming in certain parts of the globe in one form or another. Hopefully you can attend this event yourself this month and see what all the fuss is about.
As the film festival season continues, fans and filmgoers are bound to hear more news of pickups for distribution for North America and other parts of the world. As such, there are at least two titles worth mentioning today so far.
Director Sono Sion‘s latest new piece of film continues to bring even more levels of sick, twisted, dark comedy and violence with a new trailer for Why Don’t You Play In Hell?. The new trailer is pure, classic Japanese action and comedy with unrelenting execution and outrageous whimsicality and ridiculousness that you will either love or hate. Either way, it looks freaking genius!
This week however, the action comedy, Why Don’t You Play In Hell (Jikogu De Naze Warui) is what we are offered following its September release in Japan, starring Shinichi Tsutsumi, Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaido, Hasegawa Hiroki, Hoshino Gen and comedic actress Tomochika, along with Tak Sakaguchi in what sadly may be one of his last hoorahs on a film set.