In a small town deep in the American Midwest, Suzanna begins a gender transition and becomes a boy: Coby. Coby’s transformation deeply impacts the lives the lives of all who love him - and each member of this tight-knit family must confront their own preconceived notions of gender and sexuality. Combining excerpts from Coby’s video dairy with candid, heartfelt interviews from his closet friends and family - Christian Sonderegger’s debut feature is an intimate and sensitive look at timely subject. Ultimately, Coby’s journey morphs into the transformation of a whole family compelled by love to modify their own perspectives.
- "This story of a gender revolution takes place in the living room of an ordinary American family. It is difficult to find such a personal subject yet capable of touching and speaking to the whole society."
- "Sonderegger’s film with it’s very happy ending and its emphasis on how the whole family is coping, makes an important contribution to the continuing dialogue on transitioning, and is also a throughly entertaining documentary."
- "Coby has made his body, and the director his film (...) A pure feel good movie, except that it has nothing fictional, nothing invented."
Awards & Recognition
Golden Eye Award
Zurich Film Festival