Open Up to Me
Maarit has successfully managed to live what she considers a double life – a male body transformed into a woman. Maarit’s new life and body have come with a considerable price: an estranged wife and daughter, the feeling of being a stranger in a familiar but cold world, and a nagging conscience to confess her sexual identity to would-be employers and those who try to get too close. Most of all she longs to revive the relationship with her estranged daughter Pinja.
- "By the film’s conclusion, a number of situations have changed and characters grown and/or come to terms with their inability to grow. Either way, they and we have learned something and in the process quite enjoyed the experience."
Awards & Recognition
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Frameline Film Festival
Nordic Lights Film Festival
Boston LGBT Film Festival
Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Seattle Transgender Film Festival
Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
North Louisiana LGBT Film Festival
Scottsdale International Film Festival