Women on the Periphery
Something Must Break 18 (S)
A striking and distinctive tale of 21st-century romance following Ellie, a shy female-identifying transgendered teen whose world is rocked by the arrival of an alluring young straight man named Andreas.
Ellie is in the process of working out their gender identity when they meet and fall for a young man determined not to be labelled as gay. Together the pair must try to make sense of their raw desire in a world that has laid out gender and identity labels that just don't fit. Pushed to breaking point as love, life and labels collide, this is a brave, modern romance consumed with passion - but one that still finds time to spit in the face of adversity along the way. A subsersive and erotic reflection on the body and what it means to forge your own identity, this stunning feature debut from Ester Martin Bergsmark is a cinematic delight that fulfills the promise of a fading rainbow.
With an introduction by Jo Bligh, Artistic Director of Thorny and followed by a conversation between Jo and Jason Barker, filmmaker and programmer (FilmBath and BFI Flare).