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Koharu and Ayano share an apartment in Tokyo, but change comes to their lives when Ayano suddenly becomes pregnant, and Koharu makes up her mind to stay by Ayano’s side and support her. Daughters challenges conventional ideas about what a family should mean, stimulating debate on whether a film needs to feature LGBT storylines in order to present an alternative queer perspective. 

This screening is organised in partnership with the Japan Foundation, with support from Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Foundation and Japan Society. 

Screening as part of Japan 2021: 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk