Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival
A sweet and sensitive film centering on a transgender family through the eyes of a little kid, Close-Knit is a film that is going to touch your heart with its warmth and compassion. Tomo is a 11-year-old girl. One day, her mother leaves her with her uncle and his pretty grilfriend Rinko. Rinko is kind and caring, but the other mothers do not seem to like her. Tomo finds it hard to understand because Rinko takes care of her in the best possible way. She even teaches Tomo to knit in order to channel her anger. However, life as a transgender family is not easy when ignorance and discrimination are everywhere.
Toma Ikuta, Kenta Kiritani