This year our expanded Planet Japan celebration includes several unreleased films from previous editions of LIFF. Like Angel’s Egg, Summer Time Machine Blues, and Symbol, Wool 100% is a unique cult film that could only have come out of Japan. Filmmaker Mai Tominaga had a background in animation before making her feature debut with Wool 100%, a charming yarn about yearning featuring two old sisters whose home has been taken over by their collected junk. Their sheltered lives change one day when they discover a mysterious young woman in their home who knits obsessively with balls of red wool from their collection.

Screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema is a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.