Previously at the ICA - Films
5 Feb 2017
A love hotel in Kabukicho, Tokyo’s well-known entertainment district, conveniently conceals people with problems: a cleaner who lives with a criminal at large, a pimp and a girl who has run away from home. An ordinary day begins at this extraordinary hotel…
Directed by former ‘pink film’ director Ryuichi Hiroki (Vibrator) and starring Japan’s leading actors Shota Sometani and Atsuko Maeda, this bittersweet drama follows 24 hours in one of Tokyo’s love hotels, in which the dreams and desires of the hotel’s inhabitants intersect and collide.
Kabukicho Love Hotel (さよなら歌舞伎町 [Sayonara Kabukicho]), dir. Ryuichi Hiroki, Japan 2014, 135 mins, Japanese with English subtitles.
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