Japanese Film Festival | Satellite
Drama, Period

Honnouji Hotel


Directed by: Masayuki Suzuki
2017 / 120 mins minutes / Recommended for aged 12+


Inspired by one of the greatest mysteries in Japanese history

Past and present collide in this fantasy film when Mayuko (Haruka Ayase), a young woman who lacks direction in life, checks into the mysterious Kyoto hotel. The unlikely combination of a music box, a local sweet and the hotel elevator transports her into the Sengoku period (1407-1603) where she meets the infamous warlord Oda Nobunaga and his young page.

Inspired by one of the greatest mysteries in Japanese history – The Honnouji Incident – this spectacular and entertaining epic will screen its Australian premiere at JFF Fringe. In cinemas for one night only.



Part of JFF Fringe 2018 special screenings in Sydney and Brisbane. Catch Japanese films on the big screen with the limited season JFF Fringe specials. Presented in partnership with Event Cinemas.



Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane

Screens in: Sydney and Brisbane

Director: Masayuki Suzuki

Screenplay: Tomoko Aizawa

Screenplay: Shinichi Ogawa, Minami Ichikawa and Yoshitaka Hori

Cast: Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi and Gaku Hamada

Genre: Drama, Period

Format: DCP colour