Rio Miyaichi in My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer © Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures (2019)
Rio Miyaichi in My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer © Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures (2019)
My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer © Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures (2019)

ACMI presents

My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer + Q&A

Kayoko Asakura | Japan | 2019 | Unclassified (15+)

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Sat 18 Mar 2023

A recluse peers into a beautiful young woman's life and discovers more than he bargained for in Kayoko Asakura's bloody yet tender film.

Depressed, directionless and self-confined to his bedsitter, Etsuro (Yôsuke Sugino) is ready to end it all. However, when he accidentally discovers a peephole into his neighbour's apartment, a voyeuristic urge reinvigorates his humdrum life. On the other side of the peephole is Ms. Miyaichi (Haruka Fukuhara), a beautiful young woman who is soon inviting him around for dinner. While Etsuro continues to secretly spy on her, Ms. Miyaichi has a secret of her own – one much more violent.

Taboos are shattered in Kayoko Asakura's most recent feature film which strikes a balance between the tender and the blood-soaked.

Join us in the cinema for this very special Australian premiere screening followed by a Q&A with the film's director Kayoko Asakura.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures
Courtesy: Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures
Runtime: 103 min

Event duration

103 mins


Unclassified (15+)

Viewers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Contains horror themes, frequent violence and gore.


Cinema 2, Level 2
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