von Eisha Marjara
Spielfilm, Tragikomödie, gay, transgender, metro
Produktionsland / Jahr: Kanada 2017
mit Debargo Sanyal, Jamie Mayers,, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Zena Daruwalla, Gordon Warnecke
Drehbuch: Eisha Marjara; Kamera: Mark Ellam; Schnitt: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo; Produzent: Joe Balass; Musik: Patrice Dubuc, Gaëtan Gravel
Label/Studio: PRO-FUN MEDIA
Inhalt: I'm 14 years old. I just met my Dad. He Is a She.
A heart-warming dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she's the father of a 14-year-old boy.
Sid is under family pressure to marry a nice Indian girl and have children. When he finally finds the courage to come out as a woman, a 14-year-old boy named Ralph claims to be his child. Sid is nowhere near ready to accept Ralph as a son but Ralph is intent on reconnecting with his father. Faced with Ralph’s open-mindedness and acceptance, everybody will soon learn to accept one another just as they are.
Montreal-based director Eisha Marjara first drew attention with the witty and satirical THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN. Her feature docudrama DESPERATELY SEEKING HELEN established her as a groundbreaking filmmaker. The film received the Critic’s Choice Award at the Locarno Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the München Dokumentarfilm Festival. Her German-Canadian THE TOURIST (2006) was nominated as best short at the Female Eye Film Festival and her transgender drama HOUSE FOR SALE (2012) received multiple awards at various festivals. VENUS is her first fiction feature.
Auszeichnungen / Festivalteilnahmen (Auswahl):
- ''Publikumspreis - Bester Spielfilm'' - Reelout - Kingston's Queer Film- & Videofestival
- ''Bester Spielfilm'' - Cinequest - Film- & Creativityfestival - San Jose
- Festival du Nouveau Cinema - Montreal
- Image+Nation - Montreal LGBTQ Filmfestival
- NYIFF - New York Indian Filmfestival
- OUTshine Filmfestival - Miami
- Whistler Film Festival
- Atlanta Filmfestival