★★★★ ‘Heart-warming’ - Diva Magazine
‘Impassioned and insightful’ - Screen Daily
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
Directed by Hikaru Toda / Produced by Elhum Shakerifar (95 mins; 2017)
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.
A Hakawati and Little Stranger Films Production in association with Postcode Films. Supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, Procirep, Omumuki Foundation & Women Make Movies.
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