Films at the Embassy of Japan: Of Love & Law 愛と法
17 April 2019
Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT
020 7465 6500
Wednesday 17 April 2019
Open 18:00 | Film starts at 18:30 | No admittance after 19:00
Free admission. Prior registration essential.
Directed by Hikaru Toda / 2017 / 94 mins
(Japanese language with English subtitles)
Kazu and Fumi are running a law firm in downtown Osaka. The two male lawyers are partners not only in business but also in marriage. People showing up at the firm for advice are faced with various problems such as being in a sexual minority, child protection issues, the lack of official family records or being the subject of lawsuits. One day, a boy, Kazuma, comes to the firm. Due to his family circumstances he cannot return home and has nowhere to go. Kazu and Fumi decide to take Kazuma under their wing, and the three start a new life together. This heart-warming and insightful documentary film, focused on a sense of family and issues which tend to be kept hidden in modern Japan, won the Japanese Cinema Splash Award at the 2017 Tokyo International Film Festival and the Firebird Award at the 2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival.
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