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Close-Knit (+ family-friendly knitting sesh)

Sat Nov 13, 12:30

Film,Workshop, Rio Cinema, £13.50 / £10.50 con

After Tomo’s flighty mother leaves her for the umpteenth time and she’s taken in by her Uncle Mario, and his partner Rinko, a transwoman. This beautiful, heartwarming film examines what family means for the queer community, and re-examines residual social stigma towards queer familial freedom in Japan. 

Close-Knit (Karera ga Honki de Amu Toki wa)​ 彼らが本気で編むときは | dir. Naoko Ogigami | Japan 2017 | 127’ 

With introduction from Yi Wang from Queer East and a Queer Family-Friendly Knitting workshop to get you ready for a snuggly cotton-laden winter, this is a top pick for our seasonal hi-BEAR-nators.



Presented in partnership with Queer East — An LGBTQ+ festival that showcases rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia and seeks to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK. 


Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.


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