After ten years living as man in the hostile Albanian mountains a trip to Italy opens up the tantalizing, but also terrifying possibility of a new life. This features a subtle central performance that conveys the troubled nature of Hana/Mark’s existence and her growing sense of excitement as she relearns how to act as a woman. Sensitively exploring issues of gender identity, self-image and cultural expectations, this also delivers a touching hopeful portrait of tentative liberation.
“A subtle, compassionate study of gender & culture” The Playlist
Winner Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca Film Festival 2015
Presented in association with the Iris Prize Festival