Close Knit: Japanese Tale Wins Teddy Special Jury Prize at 2017 Berlin Film Fest

Berlin Film Fest 2017–The Teddy special jury prize at this year’s Berlin Film Fest went to Panorama entry Close Knit, from Japanese director Naoko Ogigami.

The family drama focuses on a 11-year-old Tomo, who, after her alcoholic mother leaves her, goes to live with her uncle and his transsexual (and knitting obsessed) girlfriend.

“Ogigami puts emphasis on unique details such as the knitted objects, beautiful cinematography and the universal appeal of an uplifting, yet realistic story,” said the jury, announcing its decision.