From left: Kenta Kiritani, Rinka Kakihara and Toma Ikuta star in the film Close-Knit (category IIB, Japanese) directed by Naoko Ogigami.

Film review: Close-Knit – Japanese LGBT family drama takes heart-warming look at discrimination and ignorance

A transgender woman takes on a maternal role when schoolgirl Tomo’s biological mother abandons her in Naoko Ogigami’s moving film about tolerance and acceptance in Japan

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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From left: Kenta Kiritani, Rinka Kakihara and Toma Ikuta star in the film Close-Knit (category IIB, Japanese) directed by Naoko Ogigami.
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