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Of Love & Law

Hakawati and Little Stranger Films

Theatre 1, HKCEC

12:00 - 13:34 21 Mar

International Premiere
Year of Production
2017
Length
94 mins
Language
Japanese
Country
Japan/UK/France
Director
Hikaru Toda
Producer
Elhum Shakerifar / Hikaru Toda
Production Co.
Hakawati / Little Stranger Films
Co-Production Co.
les films du balibari
Distribution Co.
n/a
Participants
Open to all fair badge holders
Format
DCP (2D)

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.

 
Company Name
Hakawati and Little Stranger Films
Booth Number
n/a
Contact Person
Hikaru Toda
Position
Director/Producer