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Alternative TIFF 2010 Picks: #10. Sion Sono’s Cold Fish

From the maker behind 2001’s Suicide Club and the four-hour opus 2009’s Love Exposure comes this messed up piece that is based on a true story. Showing in Venice and TIFF, the public screenings for this will be considered film events at the festival itself with many Sono fans packing the seats.

#10. Cold Fish

Director: Sion Sono
Cast: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka, Tetsu Watanabe
Distributor: Rights Available.

BuzzFrom the maker behind 2001’s Suicide Club and the four-hour opus 2009’s Love Exposure comes this messed up piece that is based on a true story. Showing in Venice and TIFF, the public screenings for this will be considered film events at the festival itself with many Sono fans packing the seats. 

The Gist: Equal parts black humour and bloody dementia in this true crime portrait of a Japanese tropical fish dealer responsible for over forty murders.

TIFF Schedule:Sunday September 12 10:00:00 PM AMC 6
Friday September 17 8:30:00 PM AMC 3
Sunday September 19 12:00:00 PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 2

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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