LOVE HOTEL: A Special Hot Screening and Valentine’s Quiz!

Talk Thursday 14 February 2019, 7:00 PM

Frontline Premiere Screening of the sensual and sexy award winning film: LOVE HOTEL – by FFR member Phil Cox.  The post Q&A will blend into an exclusive Valentines Day ‘XXX’ team quiz in the bar with an exclusive hostess and romantic prizes to be won! 

Love Hotel? No, we’re not talking about the Frontline Club Annex. Or are we? You’ll have to wait and see..

Pensioners, lawyers, married couples and teenagers are all regular clients at the unique Angelo Love Hotel in Osaka Japan. With unprecedented access throughout the hotel, this film reveals their desires, fantasies and secrets as they inhabit one of the most private and anonymous spaces in Japanese society. 2.8 million people a day visit Love Hotels in Japan. This BBC Storyville & NETFLIX award winning film is an enticing and romantic take on modern Japan through the prism of sex, love and escapism. Reviewed by the Italian Il Fatto Quotidiano as “Lifting the veil of moral and sexual conformism through the power of film…with echoes of works by Pasolini”.

About the Director:

Phil Cox is a London-based journalist & filmmaker and is the director of the freelance collective He has reported on conflict for over 15 years, receiving the Rory Peck Award for his work in Sudan and a British Grierson Documentary and RTS Award. His latest film, ‘Betty: They Say I’m Different’ (ARTE / BBC) premiered in IDFA and can be found in THE NEW YORKER & THE NEW YORK TIMES.