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Close-Knit
彼らが本気で編むときは M18
Advisory: Mature ThemeDirector: Naoko Ogigami
Genre: Drama
Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Mugi Kadowaki, Eiko Koike
Duration: 127 minLanguage: In Japanese with English subtitles

Knitting is catharsis for Rinko, a transgender woman whose maternal feelings are stirred by the arrival of her boyfriend’s 11-year-old niece, Tomo. Abandoned by her mum, resilient Tomo is used to fending for herself and now Rinko must gain the trust of the insecure little girl. A quietly subversive and emotionally rich film to treasure.