Close-knit is a heart-warming story about a girl being devoid of motherly love, taken in by her uncle family, where she met a rather different person, a transgender woman, who was living together with her uncle. It was then she had the experience of what's it's like being in a normal family, being taken care and showered with love that she has never felt before. Ikuta Toma threw in a superb performance, different from the usual cool and handsome lead actor roles, playing as a transgender woman. Same goes for the child actor who played as a girl who put up a tough front towards everyone around her as she has no one else but herself to rely on. Nonetheless, she is still being a child emotionally vulnerable and yearns for affection. There were a few tear-jerking and touching moments that you can't help but feel for the characters. This film strives to show that there are different types of people in the world and for them, having the courage to accept themselves as well as having the support of loved ones around them will make a difference in their lives. And That love can come in different forms and that they are beautiful in their own ways. This film was shown as part of film festivals across several countries.
One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother ...
June 15, 2020