CLOSE-KNIT / FAMILIENBANDE / KARERA GA HONKI DE AMU TOKI WA

CLOSE-KNIT / FAMILIENBANDE / KARERA GA HONKI DE AMU TOKI WA

JP 2017, D: Naoko Ogigami, 127 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST,
with German voice-over, released for 6+, recommended for 11+

Once again, Tomo’s mother Hiromi has lost her job. She often comes home drunk – until one day she does not come home at all. The eleven-year-old finds refuge with her uncle Makio and his new girlfriend Rinko, a trans woman. To Tomo, quite a few things are unusual about Rinko, not only her appearance: She takes care of the girl with a previously unknown affection and tries to make her feel at home. Due to her new family Tomo is quickly labelled a freak at school – she who until recently had been ashamed of being seen with her gay friend Kai. Tomo has to reposition herself between exclusion and affiliation – until her mother shows up again. A calm film about the search for acceptance and family unity.

Winner of the “Teddy Jury Award” at Berlin International Film Festival 2017, as well as the “Audience Award” and the “Black Dragon Award” at Far East Film Festival Udine 2017

TUE, 3.10., 9 AM
Cinema

FRI, 6.10., 2 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Producer Mayumi Amano
By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

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Naoko Ogigami is a Japanese screenwriter and director. Her directorial debut BARBER YOSHINO earned a Special Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival. Since then her films have been shown at the most important international festivals and received multiple awards.

Filmography
2016 CLOSE KNIT / 2010 TOILET / 2007 MEGANE – GLASSES / 2005 KOI WA GO-SHICHI-GO! / 2003 BARBER YOSHINO