ABOUT

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.

 

SCREENINGS

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

July 4 – August 16 – EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival, Philippines

August 25 – September 15 – Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, Taiwan

PAST SCREENINGS

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

PRESS

REVIEWS

Japan Times “Kazu and Fumi are terrific company, and their warmth seeps through the film
Screen “Impassioned and insightful
Eiga Files “Enraging, moving, and humorous

AWARDS

Tokyo International Film Festival – Best Film
Hong Kong International Film Festival – Firebird Award for Best Documentary
Nippon Connection – Japanese Film Festival – Special Mention – The Nippon Visions Jury

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