Directed by Naoko Ogigami
127 min | 2017 | Japan | Not Rated
Presented in Japanese with English Subtitles
Cast: Toma Ikuta, Kenta Kiritani, Rinka Kakihara
Whenever 11-year-old Tomo’s mother leaves her home alone, she always goes to her uncle Makio’s place, to spend time with him and Rinko, his pretty girlfriend. Tomo is a little confused because Rinko is trans, but Tomo, Rinko, and Makio start to live a life together. One day Rinko teaches Tomo to knit to control her temper. A story that knits together a neglected daughter, a gentle uncle and his transgender lover, an angsty boy who recognizes his gay identity — into an unconventional family.
Winner: Teddy Award–2017 Berlin Film Festival, Chromie Audience Award–2017 Filmfest Homochrom