Of Love and Law

classified 18 (CTBA) S
Film

Please note: This was screened in March 2019

Director
Hikaru Toda
Details
94 mins, Subtitled, 2017, Japan | UK | France
Primary language
Japanese

In her debut feature documentary, Hikaru Toda shines a spotlight on the hidden side of Japanese society, highlighting the diverse human-rights work done by the country's first LGBT law firm.

As an openly gay couple in Osaka, Fumi and Kazu bring impassioned personal experience to their professional lives as pioneers of Japan's first LGBT law firm, which they set up after being made to feel invisible by the laws and traditions of Japan. Attracting clients with similar stories of marginalisation (including a teacher dismissed for not singing the national anthem and a feminist artist sued by the police for obscenity), the astonishingly dedicated pair champion civil liberties in a superficially modern but disturbingly conservative country.


AD
Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed