Love and Other Cults




Love and Other Cults portrays young people having their lives tossed around by adults; dealing with social issues such as child neglect, teenage gangs and the sex industry against a blackly comic background.





Original Title                    Kemonomichi
Released Year 2017
Genre Black Comedy
Language Japanese


Screening Format DCP/HDCAM/Blu-ray
Screening Format with English subtitles        DCP/HDCAM/Blu-ray
Director(s) Eiji Uchida

Sairi Ito (Lesson of the Evil), Kenta Suga (Sweet Poolside), Kaito Yoshimura (100 Yen Love), Ami Tomite (Antiporno), Denden (Cold Fish), Hanae Kan (Nobody Knows), Katsuya Maigumua (Ken and Kazu), Leona Hirota (Whispering of the Gods), Yoshimasa Kondo (Welcome Back Mr Mcdonald

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 Asia territories: SDP

Other territories: Third Window Films




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.