program

FILME

Coby

93 films in 19 categories
Christian Sonderegger
France
77 min.


2017
Photo Film

CATEGORY

To Be LGBTQi+

V.O.

English

subtitles

Romanian

producer

Ciaofilm

Original Title

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Coby

program

• 16 March, 19:00, Cinemateca Eforie

(Competition)

The film will be screened in the presence of: Christian Sonderegger

• 17 March, 15:00, ARCUB

(Competition)

The film will be screened in the presence of: Christian Sonderegger


Christian Sonderegger
Christian Sonderegger was born in 1967, in the city of Strasbourg, France. He studied cinematography at the famous Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière film school in Paris. He later became a director of photography for short-films, commercials and TV broadcasts. In 1998, he created Ciaofilm company and then directed several commercials and short-films, which were awarded at international festivals. He has also worked as a director’s assistant on features and sound operator for documentaries. He is now developing and directing his own documentaries at Ciaofilm.

synopsis

In a small American provincial town a girl named Suzana identifies herself as a male named Coby. Starting in his late adolescence, he undergoes different treatments which, in time, help him become the man he had always imagined himself as. The protagonist records this entire journey of physical transformation, and the resulting video-diary becomes the starting point for the documentary, which, years later, finds Coby, his girlfriend, his mother, his father and his brother in a stage of their lives where they’ve completely accepted his new identity. Rather than focusing on the hardships experienced by a trans person over the course of their gender reassignment process, Christian Sonderegger’s documentary is a mature and complex meditation on the profound and diverse implications of such a decision both for the person who makes it, and for their loved ones. The film’s greatest feat is being able to approach its subject without exoticising him, accepting both the normalcy of his situation, but also the existence of various obstacles that he needs to overcome in order to become the best version of himself. (Andrei Rus)

* Adopted by: ACCEPT Association

awards and festivals

ACID Cannes 2017

Zurich Film Festival 2017

Namur International FF 2017

Thessaloniki Documentary FF 2017

distributor

Alpha Violet

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Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Centre Bucharest