ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Of Love and Law directed by Hikaru Toda
Wednesday 6 September 2023
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Do you love Japanese film classics, anime or contemporary cinema stories? Do you miss Japan and want to see it at least on screen? Would you like to learn and discuss about Japanese culture and society? The Japan Society Film Club is an online space to chat about films and Japan in an informal atmosphere.
In our Film Club this month, we will explore the acclaimed Japanese documentary Of Love and Law directed by Hikaru Toda in 2017.
Of Love and Law (『愛と法』, Ai to ho, 2017) is a story of family, justice and love centerering around lawyers Kazu and Fumi, a same-sex couple living in Osaka and founders of the first LGBTQ+ law firm in Japan. Exploring their personal and professional lives as they strive to challenge societal norms and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, the documentary offers a personal glimpse into the struggles they and their "misfit" clients face in Japanese society.
Hikaru Toda is a talented filmmaker known for her thought-provoking and emotionally resonant documentaries. She studied performance and visual anthropology at
Japan Society Film Clubs take place on the first Wednesday of the month. We recommend a film to watch in advance and meet online to discuss. Films are often available online for free, to rent or with subscription, on DVD/Blu Ray or on BFI player. The event is open to all and we encourage participants to freely express their opinions and feelings about the films.
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