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Kinky Hotel Doc 'Love Hotel' Acquired by FilmBuff

Indiewire By Ziyad Saadi | Indiewire April 24, 2014 at 12:51PM

Anyone who rendezvous at seedy hotels for an evening of sultry fun may want to check out "Love Hotel," a documentary feature by British filmmaker Phil Cox ("The Bengali Detective") and co-directed by Japanese filmmaker Hikaru Toda that has just been acquired by digital entertainment curator FilmBuff for theatrical release and VOD, as well as a television release to follow.
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"Love Hotel"

Anyone who thinks a rendezvous at a seedy hotel for an evening of sultry fun sounds intriguing may want to check out "Love Hotel," a documentary feature by British filmmaker Phil Cox ("The Bengali Detective") and co-directed by Japanese filmmaker Hikaru Toda. In advance of its world premiere at the 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival, which starts today, the film has just been acquired by FilmBuff for theatrical and VOD release with a television release to follow.

"Love Hotel" gives an intimate look into the goings-on of the Japanese "love hotel" industry which consists of underground private establishments where people can escape their lives and delve into the sexual fantasies that would be deemed inappropriate by an increasingly conservative society that attempts to shut these establishments down. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the filmmakers and their producers to release 'Love Hotel' throughout the world,"  said FilmBuff's Head of Content Steven Beckman. "The film provides a fascinating lens into a highly provocative and unique facet of Japanese society, yet manages to do so in a way that is relatable, compelling and engaging for audiences everywhere."

"Love Hotel" is in the Love, Factually section at the 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival and will be screening on the following dates:

Saturday, April 26 at 6:00PM at TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
Monday, April 28 at 6:30PM at ROM Theatre
Saturday, May 3 at 6:00PM at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

This article is related to: Hot Docs, Documentary, News, Acquisitions





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