‘We Are X’ (a new film about Japan’s most iconic rock band X JAPAN), will celebrate its UK Premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festivalon the 8th & 9th October 2016.
‘We Are X’ explores the evolution, groundbreaking history and hopeful future of the land of the rising sun’s most legendary rock group. X JAPAN have sold 30 million singles and albums combined and continue to tour the world performing sold-out shows to massive arenas in 16 countries throughout the US and Europe.
“It’s overwhelming to see the full documentary ‘We Are X’, says the band’s co-founder Yoshiki. “Stephen Kijak and John Battsek opened doors, which I shut and never intended to re-open. I didn’t realise that on the other side, dark memories could co-exist with a meaningful future. Audiences will be a witness to our history and future.”
Director Stephen Kijak said: “To borrow a phrase from my hero (and Yoshiki’s) David Bowie – this film gave me “the gift of sound and vision.” And I’m talking Vision with a capital “V”. Visual Kei. Psychedelic Violence Crimes of Visual Shock. This band has a cinematic universe hardwired into their DNA and the only way to properly explain them or to express the scope of their musical, cultural (and visual) achievements was though the medium of the movies and it has been a supreme honour to be charged with bringing that story to the screen.“
‘We Are X’ will premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival on the following dates:
Saturday 8th October 21:00 – Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
Sunday 9th October 18:00 – Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
Tickets are now on sale for X JAPAN’s rescheduled concert at The SSE Arena, Wembley – 4th March 2017.