bad film
Ambition conquers aesthetics in Sono Sion’s epic Tokyo Gagaga experiment from 1995, which is only now seeing the light of day. 160mins of gang fights & gay love shot of super-8 video guerrilla-style through the streets of Tokyo. It’s incredibly lo-fi, but the story, revolving around the scheming interpreters who manipulate a Japanese/Chinese gang war for their own entertainment goes a long way to foreshadowing Sono’s talents and interests.

(NB: The film is actually in colour but I could only find black & white stills from it)