Love Motel

Shorts Programme 7

DIRECTOR : Samantha Nel
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 10min

SK Nouveau 5,10 Oct @ 7.45pm | Nu Metro 6, 15 Oct @ 2pm


Love Motel is a dark comedy about an elderly couple trying to keep love alive. Neat freak Seung-Sook and her husband, Chang-Son, co-own a love motel. Unfortunately for them they no longer love each other. Seung-Sook is desperately lonely until she finds an unexpected connection with one of the motel guests. She finds herself torn between staying in a stale marriage and embarking on a new and exciting encounter.



Samantha Nel is a South African writer and director. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch Asia in Singapore and has directed short films on four continents. Her short “The Beast” (2016), co-written/ directed with Michael Wahrmann, premiered at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes in 2016. She currently produces and directs commercials while developing her feature film which was selected for the Realness Screenwriter’s Residency in 201.