Wool 100% (2007)

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A pair of elderly junk collectors find their lives turned upside down when their latest procurement brings them into contact with an obsessive young knitter in the hallucinogenic feature debut of prominent short filmmaker Mai Tominaga. Ume (Kyoko Kishida) and Kame (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) troll the streets in search of cast-off treasures, and upon finding multiple balls of red wool the sisters eagerly add them to their collection. Though their latest acquisition seems to be one worth celebrating, their happiness over the find is soon offset by the arrival of a disturbed young woman (Ayu Kitaura) determined to kit the perfect red sweater.
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NR
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Art House & International , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Ayu Kitaura
as Aonamishi
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Critic Reviews for Wool 100%

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

If Tim Burton were to go to Japan to make a movie about two elderly sisters living in a house filled with junk, and a girl who invades their lives and spends day and night knitting a red sweater, it would be something like Wool 100%.

Full Review… | September 12, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Wild yet gentle, the fantasy film Wool 100% is a playful contraption illustrating the kinship between movies, fairy tales and dreams.

September 12, 2007
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
DVDTalk.com

an astonishing achievement

January 9, 2008
Filmcritic.com

Wool 100% is as mysterious as its title, and as confusing, and as wondrous.

Full Review… | January 3, 2008
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Wool 100%

This is essentially an absurdist Japanese Fairy Tale. Not everything always entirely makes sense but it's made quite obvious that it really isn't meant to. It's a very odd little film that packs a quarter-ton of whimsy in a 100-pound bag.

Bob Pelletier
Bob Pelletier

A weird one. Two old Japanese sisters collect special (to them) unwanted things from the town and store them in their bursting-at-the-seams mansion and then draw coloured pictures of them. One day they find they've inadvertently also brought home a wild and noisy knitting girl (called Knit-Again) who starts unravelling their neat and orderly lives. A little like Angela Carter with her feminist subversions of fairy stories, and a little like Hausu for being so strange. And a little like nothing I've seen before. The plot is cryptic and light as a feather, so you may get bored waiting for an exposition that never comes, or you may, like me, just enjoy the journey and the uniqueness of the whole thing. Highly recommended.

Lesley N
Lesley N

Super Reviewer

slow, but interesting. fun animations with toys! a bit creepy at times, and interesting look into loss

stephanie i
stephanie i

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