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COLORS OF TOBI

by Alexa Bakony

synopsis

There is a tiny village in Hungary, where Éva and her family live. Her 16-year-old child recently came out as transgender and lives by his chosen name of Tobi. After the initial shock, the whole family comes together to support him. However, Éva is quietly suffocating from the idea of losing the girl she was raising. Tobi is determined to become a man biologically all while he struggles growing up. Éva is trying hard to be the mother her son needs while Tobi starts questioning the boundaries he set up for himself as a transgender man. 'Colors of Tobi' is an emotional tale of releasing and accepting.

international title: Colors of Tobi
original title: Tobi Szinei
working title: Tobias
country: Hungary
sales agent: NFI World Sales - National Film Institute Hungary
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Alexa Bakony
film run: 81'
screenplay: Alexa Bakony, Marianna Rudas
cinematography by: András Táborosi
film editing: Marianna Rudas
music: Andor Sperling
producer: Gábor Osváth, Ildikó Szücs
co-producer: Iván Angelusz, Judit Romwalter, Richy Romwalter
executive producer: Alexa Bakony
line producer: Anna Tóth
production: Filmfabriq, Sparks
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