Love Exposure

Love Exposure ★★★★

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Love Exposure is written and directed by Sion Sono. The film's four hour runtime is intimidating - especially considering the fact that it takes one hour for the title card to show itself - but Sono's screenplay is so well-crafted that it never seems overly demanding. I specifically like the film's first act, as the idea of someone encouraging his son to commit sins, which conflicts with Catholicism, so that he has something to confess amuses me. I strongly dislike the implication that upskirt photography is not perverted unless you're aroused by the pictures that you're talking and Koike's characterisation requires some serious suspension of disbelief - accepting the fact that she faced no consequences for committing a massacre and castrating her own father is a little too much to ask. I can understand why Love Exposure is so beloved, but can't say that I necessarily feel the same way