Dir: Sion Sono
Official Selection: Toronto Film Festival
Producer in attendance
Japanese director Sion Sono’s haunting, elegiac science fiction film The Whispering Star follows a lone woman as she travels across the galaxy. Her task consists of delivering parcels to distant human outposts.
These worlds are often barren, sometimes empty, always uncanny and haunted by the echoes of previous existences. As she travels across the vast expanses of the universe between deliveries her thoughts turn to questions of what it means to exist.
Hauntingly shot in black and white, with the ruins of Fukashima doubling as alien worlds, the film examines not just what it means to be human but what humans mean for the worlds that they inhabit.
Multi award-winning director Sion Sono’s previous works include Tag, Suicide Club, and Love Exposure, amongst many others. In The Whispering Star the director has created a fascinating, poignant, visually powerful science fiction movie that recalls works such as Solaris and Under the Skin, yet retains the director’s own unique vision as a filmmaker.
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