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WE ARE X

by Stephen Kijak

synopsis

X Japan are the long time kings of Japanese glam rock; avatars of Japan’s youth-movement ‘visual kei’, the band has had a seismic effect on Japanese culture through their Xmania fan-base.Their shows are an amalgam of Bowie, Iron Maiden and the Sex Pistols – a kitsch overkill frenzy of fluorescent mascara sneers and severe posturing.

international title: We Are X
original title: We Are X
country: United Kingdom, Japan, United States
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Stephen Kijak
cinematography by: Sean Kirby, John Maringouin
film editing: John Maringouin, Mako Kamitsuna
producer: John Battsek, Diane Becker, Jonathan McHugh, Jonathan Platt
production: Passion Pictures, Prettybird [US]
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