Girl-Hearted

International Panorama, Student Verzio
Anne Scheschonk
Germany
2017
37min
German

It's quite clear to 7-year old Nori: she is a girl because she has a girl's heart, but her body is that of a boy. For five years, mother and son argued about his appearance. The neighbors start gossiping. Then one day, the boy reveals to his mother that he wants a wizard to turn his penis into a vagina so he could be a “real” girl.  Josephin realizes that she doesn’t have a son, that he never existed – but that there is still a child, a daughter. It becomes clear that she will have to break new ground to see her daughter grow up happy. The documentary portrays the conflict young Nori and her mother face in trying to enable a life worth living outside of the norm. A film about being a girl.

Projections: 
11.16. Thursday 21:45
Toldi
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.18. Saturday 14:00
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Anne Scheschonk
Editor: 
Marc Böhlhoff
Camera: 
Markus Kloth
Sound: 
Max Hachemeister
Music: 
Konstantin Wolkenstein
Kai Luniak
Awards: 
3rd Montevideo World Film Festival - Documentary Feature Film Award (2017)
14th Indy Film Fest -Best Documentary (2017)
3rd Footcandle Film Festival - Best Short Film (2017)