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Aga left her conservative hometown in Poland a decade ago so she could openly live as a lesbian in Germany. But when her mother dies, she must return to look after her teenaged brother Milosz. People don't talk about their feelings in this traditional rural village, where patriarchy still defines strict gender roles. Raising Milosz is challenging, especially since she's never told him about her 10-year relationship with Maja. To be appointed as Milosz's legal guardian, the courts cannot learn about Aga's "lifestyle," raising the stakes even higher after Maja arrives and tries to find a place for herself in the fledgling new family. What will re-closeting themselves do to Aga and Maja's partnership? Can they rise above the xenophobic environment to parent a young man into adulthood, and what will being a man mean to Milosz now? Tender and fraught, this intimate family chronicle reveals a different kind of "coming out" story for a new generation. Myrocia Watamaniuk

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Marek Kozakiewicz
  • Producer(s)

    • Agnieszka Skalska
    • Alex Tondowski
  • Writer(s)

    • Marek Kozakiewicz
  • Editor(s)

    • Anna Garncarczyk
    • Agata Cierniak
  • Cinematography

    • Marek Kozakiewicz
  • Composer

    • Bartosz Bludau
  • Sound

    • Mateusz Adamczyk
    • Marek Kozakiewicz

Promotional Partners

Community Partner: Ekran – Toronto Polish Film Festival 

The Goethe-Institut supports German films at Hot Docs Festival

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