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04 February 2019

Alexa Bakony: Tobias

 

TOBIAS / EGY FIÚ

Documentary – FIRST FEATURE
HNFF INCUBATOR PROGRAM SELECTION

DIRECTED BY ALEXA BAKONY

PRODUCED BY GÁBOR OSVÁTH, ILDIKÓ SZŰCS / FILMFABRIQ

In the middle of nowhere is a tiny village in Hungary where the Tuza family lives. After the shock of Tobias’s desire to change sex, it was obvious to all members of the family that they had to support him. However, his mother Eva silently suffocates from the idea of losing the girl she raised; meanwhile, Tobias has to become independent of her. His job is not only to become a man, but to become an adult. They have to fight with the bureaucracy of the state and with being judged by their community, but mostly with their biggest fears. Behind the hidden tension of the two is a spectrum of emotions about releasing and accepting. Can the Tuzas love survive this transition?

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