by Chris MaGee
I was surprised and very happy when I saw that this year's New York Asian Film Festival was going to screen Sion Sono's latest film "Be Sure to Share" as part of their line-up. It's not your typical Sono project, or not the kind of project that's become popular here in North America. The film stars Akira, member of the top-selling Japanese pop septet EXILE, opposite veteran actor and director Eiji Okuda as a son who is dealing with his father's battle with cancer. Or is it the other way around?
As much as I was surprised and happy to see "Be Sure to Share" in the NYAFF line-up I was equally surprised and happy to see the full trailer for the film pop up at Twitch over the weekend... and the trailer comes with an added surprise in terms of the direction of the plot. Not sure if it would have been my choice to sell out the twist in the trailer, but then again, this isn't "The Sixth Sense" or "The Crying Game". It looks like Sono is delivering a straight up, low budget indie drama. Being such a big fan of Sono's 2005 indie gangster film "Hazard" I definitely think he can pull it off.
Check out the full trailer for "Be Sure to Share" at Twitch.