Who I Am Not

Who I Am Not
Doc Future Student and Debut Film Competition

What makes someone male or female? Where is the dividing line? Does it really matter? Sharon-Rose Khumalo, a South African beauty queen, plunges into an identity crisis after finding out she is intersex. She seeks the guidance of someone like just like herself, but the only person who will help is Dimakatso Sebidi, a male-presenting intersex activist. The two turn out to be complete opposites, yet their parallel, but divergent stories provide an intimate look at the struggle of living in a gender binary world when you are both, or neither. The film gives voice to the long-ignored and mostly silent two percent of the world’s population: the intersex community.

Tünde Skovrán

Tünde Skovrán was born in Transylvania, Romania. After graduating in 2005 from Babes Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) with a bachelor’s degree in drama, Tünde became a repertoire actress at the prestigious Hungarian State Theatre in Cluj-Napoca. In 2014, Tünde was invited to participate in the Sarajevo International Film Festival Talent Campus. She is a Berlinale Talent alumni. She made her movie debut in Puzzle (2013), for which she received the Best Actress in a Lead Role Award at two US film festivals. Presently, she lives in Los Angeles, where she was an observer at The Actors Studio West. In 2016 she created J.U.S.T. Toys, a pioneer, experimental theatre production company in Los Angeles. She produced and starred in acclaimed productions, the last of which opened off-Broadway in 2019, under the direction of Yuri Kordonsky. The documentary Who I Am Not is her first feature-length film as a director. As a work in progress, the film was awarded by Dok Incubator at IDFA.

Thursday, 23 November 7:30PM
Corvin - Kabos
Sunday, 26 November 8:15PM
Toldi - Small Hall
Tuesday, 28 November 8:30PM
Toldi - Big Hall
Romania, Canada
English, Sepedi, Ndebele, Sesotho, Setswana, isiZulu
Hungarian Premiere
Tünde Skovrán
Andrei Zinca
Paul Cadieux
Marianna Rudas
Daniel Szandtner
Felix Steigler
Guillaume Beaudouin
Luc Sicard
Distribution info 
CAT&Docs Maëlle Guenegues maelle@catndocs.com