Of Love & Law

A film by Hikaru Toda / Produced by Elhum Shakerifar (95 mins; 2017)

Winner of Japanese Competition BEST FILM at Tokyo International Film Festival 2017

Firebird Award for Best Documentary at Hong Kong International Film Festival Winner, Tokyo International Film Festival Splash competition and best pitch at Tokyo Docs in 2014.

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.

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A Hakawati and Little Stranger Films Production in association with Postcode Films. Supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, Procirep, Omumuki Foundation & Women Make Movies

For further information, contact elhum@hakawati.co.uk

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