With an introduction by Stranded Dyeworks.

An audience favourite at film festivals, Naoko Ogigami has crafted a beautiful coming-of-age drama that deals with family, sexuality and identity. After being abandoned by her chaotic mother, Tomo moves in with her uncle and discovers that he is living with his girlfriend Rinko, a transgender woman. In a society where the LGBTQ+ community is not often visible, this charming story shows that sometimes families can be the ones you choose. 

Join us for a post-screening knit-in where you can redeem your ticket for a hot drink and cake. Bring your sticks and yarn and show off your home knits in a gathering that celebrates trans pride.

ABOUT STRANDED DYEWORKS: Stranded Dyeworks is a queer-owned, small-batch yarn company based in Fife, Scotland. https://strandeddyeworks.co.uk/.

Organised by MilkTea Films, Close-Knit is screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. www.bfijapan.co.uk



  • Director :
  • Naoko Ogigami
  • Starring :
  • Toma Ikuta, Noriko Eguchi, Eiko Koike
  • Release Date :
  • 19 Dec 2021
  • Certificate :
  • TBC
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