Cine Expat: A Perfectly Normal Family

Regie: Malou Reymann, Denemarken, 97 MIN, Deens, AL

Cast: Jessica Dinnage, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Hadewich Minis, Rigmor Ranthe, Kaya Toft Loholt, Neel Rønholt

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When Emma’s father, Thomas, announces he’s a trans woman, Emma is thrown completely off kilter. Thomas makes a rapid transition into Agnete: a woman in stylish dresses who suddenly has no more interest in football. Who is this new father? Can Emma even call Agnete that?

As first-time feature maker, Malou Reymann herself grew up with a father who was a trans woman, she knows first-hand how children can experience such a complex change. Safe family life is disturbed and the close father-daughter relationship irrevocably transformed. This is why she chose to present this drama from the perspective of pre-teen Emma. How will this sensitive girl deal with her confusion, sorrow and anger? And how can you, as a family, come up with new ways of relating to one another, while the outside world looks on askance? Between intimate, tender and heart-rending moments, recognisable old home videos show the young family in seemingly simpler times.

Source: IFFR