Schoolgirl Tomo lives a chaotic life with her mother Hiromi, who one day abandons her to chase after a man. Left on her own, Tomo heads to her uncle’s apartment, where she finds him living with his beautiful girlfriend Rinko, a transgender woman. Rinko is warm and welcoming, and Tomo begins to realise that this is what a family should feel like. The three of them settle into a new lifestyle, but is society ready to accept their blissful existence? Directed by Naoko Ogigami, Close-Knit offers a sensitive portrayal of family life, and won numerous awards including the Teddy Jury Award and Panorama Audience Award at the 67th Berlinale, and audience awards at the Udine Far East Film Festival.