Red Post on Escher Street

Red Post on Escher Street

Sion Sono / 2020 / 148 minutes / Japan

When filmmaker Tadashi Kobayashi begins to hold open auditions for a new studio-sponsored film, a wave of experienced and aspiring actors scramble to apply, yearning for a chance to work with the genius director. Behind the scenes, however, Kobayashi struggles to finish the script on schedule and the production quickly spirals out of control. Recalling the spirit of Irma Vep and Day for Night, Red Post on Escher Street from legendary director Sion Sono (whose latest film, Prisoners of the Ghostland, starring Nicolas Cage is currently in theaters) is a bitingly funny paean to the creative spirit.

  • “Exhilarating. An orgiastic celebration. Sion Sono's ode to movie extras is his best film since his near-fatal heart attack, and a wonderful reminder of what makes his work special. A perfect opportunity for newcomers to get their toes wet. Mega-satisfying and weirdly sweet.”

    — David Ehrlich, Indiewire
  • “A love-letter to cinema itself, its makers and, more than anything else, its performers.”

    — Jaime Grijalba, Brooklyn Rail

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