Love and Other Cults (Kemonomichi)

Genre: Drama • 95 min • 2017

Japanese Contemporary Film Retrospective

Born in a small town in Japan, a young girl named Ai 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.


Uchida Eiji


Itō Sairi, Suga Kenta, Denden, Hirota Leona, Hayakawa Tomoko


in Japanese with English/Polish subtitles

Muza Cinema in Poznan, 10.10.2019