Guilty of Romance

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Mar 14 through Thu, Mar 20.

Fri, Mar 14

1:45pm

Fri, Mar 14

7:00pm

Sat, Mar 15

1:45pm

Sat, Mar 15

7:00pm

Sun, Mar 16

1:45pm

Sun, Mar 16

7:00pm

Mon, Mar 17

1:45pm

Mon, Mar 17

7:00pm

Tue, Mar 18

1:45pm

Tue, Mar 18

4:05pm

Wed, Mar 19

1:45pm

Wed, Mar 19

7:00pm

Thu, Mar 20

1:45pm

Thu, Mar 20

7:00pm

Guilty of Romance

Title: Koi no tsumi | Sion Sono 2011
Japan | Japanese with English subtitles | Format: Blu-ray | 113 minutes

Izumi, a frustrated housewife, escapes the doldrums of her domestic life by entering the world of daytime prostitution. The final installment of Japanese auteur Sion Sono’s trilogy of “Hate” films (the first two, Love Exposure and Cold Fish, screened as part of the New York Asian Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, respectively), Guilty of Romance is part twisted take on Belle de Jour, part lurid crime drama. 

A steady presence on the international festival circuit for over a decade, Sono’s unique films have been sadly underseen in the United States. For one week only, the Film Society is delighted to present two of Sono’s recent offerings.

Cannes Film Festival, 2011
Karlovy Vary Film Festival, 2011

"A 'Guilty' pleasure for the helmer’s fans and genre aficionados." —Boyd van Hoeij, Variety

Series: New Releases

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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