Thursday November 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Directed by Naoko Ogigami
2017, (127 minutes) Japanese with English subtitles
FREE ADMISSION, RSVP recommended
Open to students, faculty, staff & public
As part of International Week 2018 taking place at the University of Western Ontario in LONDON, The Japan Foundation, Toronto is co-presenting this touching film that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews.
After being abandoned by her mother, 11-year-old Tomo is taken in by her uncle Makio and his girlfriend Rinko. Rinko is a transgendered woman with a heart of gold. Close-knit offers a heart-warming reflection on discrimination and ignorance and, more importantly, on the true meaning of family. Plus lots of knitting!
Co-presented by University of Western Ontario, Department of English and Writing Studies, The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Japan Foundation, Toronto
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