FILM CLIP ABOVE TAKEN FROM Love Hotel © Clara Kraft Isono with Grymsdyke Films.
2012/ 22 min/ 1.66:1/ 16mm/ UK- Japan
Director:Clara Kraft Isono
Producer: Motuharo Honda & Toshihide Akama
Script: Clara Kraft Isono
Cinematography: Kelly Amundsen
Editor: Elisa Cepedal
Music: Emu Masuyama
Art Director:Satoshi Isono
Sound Recordist: Kentarou Inamura
Second Camera: Daniel Chaytor
Cast:Patricia Oliviera Lis/ Wendy Jara Taboada
Shot: Cannon 5D and with Zeiss Lenses.
This film is a collaboration between students from the London Film School, UK and students from i-MEDIA Film College Japan. It is short fiction film shot mostly with local non-actors. The film is spoken in 3 languages, Portuguese, English and Japanese and reflects the recent increase of multiculturalism in Japan, whilst exposing a society resiliently trying to hold onto the past
‘Love Hotel’ is about how we can find strength in strangers and how fleeting encounters can have a deep influence in our lives. It’s time for Silvia, a young Brazilian cleaner in a Tokyo love hotel, to go home. But before she leaves Japan, she wants find her former lover. Her quest will take her from suburban theme parks to remote villages. Ultimately it is not the places that will have an impact on her but the people with whom she connects, in spite of the barriers of language and culture.
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Photos in this section ©Kelly Amundsen