Alexander is a transgender person who has lived with his girlfriend Marie for more than seven years. Because of the mark “female” in his passport and his trans identity, Alexander cannot find a job and has to lead a secret life. The violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in their homeland forces the couple to decide to leave. To afford this exodus, Marie signs a contract to be a surrogate mother, but her developing feelings for the baby growing inside her threaten to derail their plans.
Dir. Yana Ugrekhelidze - 72min - Germany - 2021
"Intimate and heartbreaking,..For Alexander, a transgender man who struggles to survive in an environment stifled by intolerance, the most trivial, everyday interactions hold the threat of doxing and persecution. Forever lurking in the shadows, he can only be himself in the privacy of his own home." - The Guardian
"powerfully humanises the statistics and headlines about migrants seeking asylum with its deeply personal, moving and ultimately hopeful narrative" - The Queer Review
"A salutary lesson in why the struggle for equality matters in day to day life." - Eye for Film
"narrates the love between two people whose lives are a constant battle but who stick together against all odds." - Winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Fest.
Winner ' Best Documentary' at Ann Arbor Film Fest.