The film about iconic Japanese rockers X Japan premieres at Sundance on Jan 23.
We Are X, a documentary about iconic Japanese rockers X Japan, premieres at Sundance on Jan 23.
In this exclusive clip, X Japan leader Yoshiki talks about forming the band in 1982. “I told them, ‘Trust me, give me everything. I’ll make everything happen,' ” he says. “It’s like creating a new family.”
A household name in their native country, X Japan has sold more than 30 million albums and singles combined. Created by the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching For Sugarman, We Are X traces the band’s turbulent history and its continuing creative journey. Director Stephen Kijak (Stones In Exile) helmed the film, while Passion Pictures John Battsek served as producer.
X Japan reformed in 2007 after a 10-year break. The group has sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times, and filled New York’s Madison Square Garden in 2014.