Of Love & Law

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Fumi and Kazu (c) Hakawati, Of Love & Law
94 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Hikaru Toda

Country of production United Kingdom Japan

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 explores what it takes to be an individual and what it means to be a minority in a contemporary Japan.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest RAI/Basil Wright

Language and subtitles Japanese

Location(s) depicted Japan

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