DocDays: Of Love & Law (15) + Q&A with director & producer

Fumi and Kazu are partners in love and law; they run the first law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. As lawyers driven by their own experience of being outsiders, they attract a range of clients who reveal the hidden diversity of a country that prides itself for collective obedience, politeness and conformity.

Tired of being silenced and made to feel invisible, the lawyers and their misfit clients expose and challenge the archaic status quo that deems them second-class citizens.

With the backdrop of civil liberties under attack, the film poses universal questions about what it takes to be an individual, what it means to be a minority and what role a family plays in our increasingly polarised world.

DocDays screening

Following a presentation of the film we host a Q&A with director Hikaru Toda and producer Elhum Shakerifar.

Thursday 21 February 6.30pm, Curzon Soho.

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Presented by Hakawati in partnership with the Japan Foundation and Modern Culture, this preview is screened as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme and Japan Now.

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