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  • Sat 13 Nov
  • 127 minutes
  • Director: Naoko Ogigami
  • Japan (2017)


With introduction from Yi Wang from Queer East and a Queer Family-Friendly Knitting workshop.


Supported by BFI Major Programme, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest examines what family means for the queer community, and re-examines residual social stigma towards queer familial freedom in Japan.

Close-Knit (Karera ga Honki de Amu Toki wa) follows Tomo after her flighty mother leaves her for the umpteenth time and she’s taken in by her Uncle Mario, and his partner Rinko, a transwoman.

Paired with a knitting workshop to get you ready for a snuggly cotton-laden winter, this is a top pick for our seasonal hi-BEAR-nators.