Old ‘friends of the site’ Third Window Films team up again with director Eiji Uchida after the success of Lowlife Love to make a black comedy based on an unbelievable true story dealing with cults, gangs and true love in Japan’s countryside: Love and Other Cults…
Starring Sairi Ito (Blue Hearts), Kenta Suga (Always Sunset on 3rd Street) and Ami Tomite (Antiporno) the film has already been an official selection for SITGES, Fantasia, Udine Far East Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, Camera Japan and more.
Born in a small town in Japan, a young girl named Ai (Sairi Ito) is sent to a cult commune by her religious maniac mother and lives there for seven long years. After the cult is exposed by the police, Ai starts a new stage of life, going to a normal school for the first time, but she can’t find her place to fit in there. Ai drops out from the school and society, spending her life living with a rock-bottom delinquent family full of gangsters and call girls. In a strange twist of fate she finds herself back in a new and normal life, living with a middle-class family, but her troubled life continues to follow her into more deep and seedy paths. The only person who understands Ai and her troubles is another cast off from society, Ryota (Kenta Suga), who is in love with her. Ryota lives in a shady world of delinquents, though wants to escape and live a normal life. The two teens’ purity gets swallowed up by the urban jungle in a big regional city. A black comedy depicting lives of modern youth and their struggles in a place where there is no way out.
ALL REGION Dual format Blu-ray/DVD out 26th March featuring deleted scenes & alternate endings, Cast interviews, Music video and Theatrical Trailer. A review will be coming to Infernal Cinema shortly before the movies release date.