Monday March 18, 2019 7:00 PM
@Western Film, 2nd Fl University Community Centre
FREE ADMISSION, RSVP recommended
Open to students, faculty, staff & public
Directed by Naoko Ogigami
2017, (127 minutes) Japanese with English subtitles
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!
Director Naoko Ogigami is one of the next wave of pre-eminent female filmmakers from Japan. Films also directed by her include Megane, Rent-A-Cat, Toilet, Kamome Diner, Go Go Haiku Girl and Yoshino’s Barber.
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
Western Film is located on the second level of the University Community Centre. The UCC is located roughly at the corner of Western road and Elgin drive. Western Film offers free parking for its movie patrons.
McKellar Room, 2nd Floor, UCC, 519-661-3616
(c) 2017 “Close-Knit” Film Partners