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  • The Park Theatre 698 Osborne Street Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2B9 Canada (map)

Directed by Naoko Ogigami | Japan | 2017 | 127 min


Eventbrite - Close-Knit

Japanese with English subtitles

When 11-year-old Tomo's irresponsible single mother leaves her on her own for the umpteenth time, she turns to her Uncle Makio to look after her.  Makio's pretty girlfriend Rinko proves an excellent surrogate mother and the three form an indelible bond, but not without complications.  Naoko Ofifami has defined her own distinct voice with several maverick features centered on women (Kamome Diner, Glasses, Rent-a-Cat).  Utilizing an amusingly quirky and often bittersweet mode of storytelling, Ogigami creates unique spaces that offer a respite from the irritations of daily life to both her characters and viewers.

Winner - Teddy Jury Award - Berlin International Film Festival 2017

Winner - Best Narrative Feature Jury Prize - TLVFest The TelAviv International LGBT Film Festival 2017

Earlier Event: October 17
Out Run