Film still from <em>Room Laundering</em>
Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation

Film still from Room Laundering
Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation

Room Laundering

Japanese Film Festival 2019
  • Sat 2 Nov 2019
  • 3—5PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Proudly Presented by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand and the Japan Foundation
  • Rated: M
  • Free entry
  • Tickets can be booked online or issued at the Gallery.
  • Unfortunately no reservations by phone.
  • Please take your seat 10 mins before the film starts as otherwise empty seats will be re-allocated
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A charming and idiosyncratic tale of a young woman with a duck lamp who also happens to see dead people.

Miko is a “room launderer”, someone paid to live in a rental unit where the previous tenant has died of unnatural causes until the manager is no longer legally required to inform future tenants of the death. It’s the perfect job for antisocial Miko. Her problem however is that she can see and talk to the dead. Although Miko has no idea why she has this ability, nor any inclination to use it, spirits come to rely on her.

JP, 2018, 109 min., Dir. Kenji Katagirl

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Film poster from <em>Room Laundering</em>
Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation

Film poster from Room Laundering
Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation

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