LOVE WILL WIN IN THE END” – Japan Times

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. Their ‘misfit’ clients include a teacher who was dismissed for not singing the national anthem, and Rokudenashiko – the vagina artist, sued by the police for obscenity, for trying to escape the country’s patriarchal systems in a vagina-shaped canoe. Complete with cats and musical interludes, Of Love & Law is a story of family, justice and love…

A film by Hikaru Toda

Distributed byHakawati

SCREENINGS

UK RELEASE – 1 MARCH 2019

21 FebruaryPreview + Q&A – Curzon Soho, London

22 February – Preview + Q&A  – Home, Manchester

24 FebruaryPreview + Q&A  – DocHouse, London

25 FebruaryPreview + Q&A  – Showroom, Sheffield

26 FebruaryPreview + Q&A  – BFI, London

27 February – Preview + Q&A – Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast

28 FebruaryPreview + Q&A  – Genesis Cinema, London

1 March – GENERAL RELEASE AND AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON DEMAND

1 March – Q&A – The Rio, London

1 – 6 March – DocHouse, London

1 – 6 March – Square Chapel, Halifax

1-2 March – MAC, Birmingham

3 March – + Q&A  – Deptford Cinema, London

3 March – + Skype Q&A  – The Mockingbird, Birmingham

JAPANESE RELEASE 

(All screenings with English subtitles)
More info on the Japanese release website here

PAST FESTIVALS

October 2017 – World Premiere – Tokyo International Film Festival
March 2018 – Hong Kong International Film Festival
March 2018 – BFI Flare Film Festival, London
May 2018 – Ginmaku Japanese Film Festival, Zurich
June 2018 – Nippon Connection, Frankfurt & Wiesbadene
June 2018 – Cinetopia Film Festival, Michigan, USA
June 2018 – Valletta Film Festival, Malta
June 2018 – Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco, USA
July 2018 – Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
July 2018 – Japan Cuts, New York, USA
August 2018 – EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival, Philippines
August 2018 – Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, Taiwan
September 2018 – Camera Japan, Rotterdam
October 2018 – Love & Pride Film Festival, Singapore
October 2018 – London Film Festival
October 2018 – Festival des neuen japanischen Films, Germany