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Kabukicho Love Hotel


Fri 6 Nov 2015, 6:00pm–8:15pm

Where: Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $11.50
  • General Admission: $14.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: alawson

Brisbane cinephiles can experience a glimpse of the beauty, diversity and quality of film produced in the Asia Pacific in the lead up to November’s 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and the 2nd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF), with four special screening events. The program invites you to check in to a different side of Japanese life at the Kabukicho Love Hotel.

Everyone has a secret. Set over the course of one day and one night, the lives of five people intersect at a short stay “love hotel” in Kabukicho, Tokyo.

Hotel manager Toru is maintaining the pretence of working in the 5 star hotel he was fired from, only to see his girlfriend, an aspiring music artist, checking into his red-light district dive with a music company executive.

The stories of the hotel’s guests including Toru’s socially disaffected younger sister taking part in a porn shoot, a Korean escort on her last day of work and the hotel cleaner’s mysterious paranoia, are woven together by former ‘pink film’ director Ryuichi Hiroki.

Starring beloved Japanese young stars Atsuko Maeda and Shota Sometani, Kabukicho Love Hotel carries an intimacy that reflects our gaze into modern lives under the neon lights of a glamorous city.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Producers: Mikihiko Hirata, Naoya Narita, Yasushi Minatoya

135mins, Unclassifed 18+
Japanese with subtitles
Queensland Premiere

Presented by APSA and BAPFF in partnership with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art