See the trailer

JAPAN , France , Laos , Thailand | 183 minutes | 2016

Japanese director Katsuya Tomita, who broke out in 2011 with Saudade, delves behind the neon facade of sex tourism in a Bangkok red- light district. Luck is the queen of Paradise, a brothel in the Thai capital frequented by Japanese expats. One day, she comes across Ozawa, a former client and lover. They set off on a road trip to the backcountry near the Laos border. Like an archaeologist, the filmmaker reveals the layers of colonial heritage embedded in the globalized present. A meandering epic that roams over the shards of broken dreams, carried by an electrifying score.



Friday October 6, 2017

Program #50
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 16

Sunday October 15, 2017

Program #313
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Katsuya Tomita

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Toranosuke Aizawa
  • Interpreter Sunun Phuwiset, Subenja Pongkorn


  • Kuzoku

recommended movies


Song of Granite

O.V. Irish | st English

Spellbinding traditional music and lush natural settings are the raw materials of this unconventional hybrid on the roots of Irish music. Shot through with...

IRELAND , Canada | 183 minutes | 2017


Hibridos, les esprits du Brésil

O.V. - Without dialogue | st French

An exploration of the rituals and contemporary sacred music of the vast South American country. This multiform cinematic project makes its première at the...


Strange but true

O.V. Spanish | st English

A sombre tale in luscious black-and-white that exposes the raw violence and sharp contrasts of the Mexican capital. Garbage collectors Jonathan and Yesi...

MEXICO | 183 minutes | 2017

x Close

Our newsletter

Stay connected

Sign-up for our newsletter to get all the latest Festival news!

Please fill this field Invalid first name
Please fill this field Invalid last name
Please fill this field Invalid email
Send You'll receive an email soon to confirm your subscription to our newsletter You are already subscribed to the newsletter