Sion Sono Collection: The Whispering Star

Sion Sono Collection: The Whispering Star

Sion Sono’s first feature with his newly established independent production company is the realization of a script he wrote two decades ago but reworked to reflect the present.

Humanoid delivery woman Yoko Suzuki (Megumi Kagurazaka) makes her rounds through space, landing on isolated planets and meeting near-extinct human beings along the way. Whispering to Yoko is the child-like voice of her spaceship’s operating machine.

Neither understands why humans have the need to send each other seemingly insignificant objects that take years to be delivered.

Shot in black and white, Sono’s beautifully crafted sci-fi setting is reminiscent of the films of Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky.

Director: Sion Sono
Cast: Megumi Kagurazaka, Sion Sono
Genre: Sci-fi
Language: Japanese (with English subtitle - press the CC button to turn on subtitles)
Year: 2016
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Sion Sono Collection: The Whispering Star