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They (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 May 2018 (Italy)
Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun 'They' and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rhys Fehrenbacher Rhys Fehrenbacher ... J
Koohyar Hosseini Koohyar Hosseini ... Araz
Nicole Coffineau Nicole Coffineau ... Lauren
Norma Moruzzi Norma Moruzzi ... Mom
Diana Torres Diana Torres ... Diana
Evan Gray Evan Gray ... Boy 1
Drew Sheil Drew Sheil ... Boy 2
Leyla Mofleh Leyla Mofleh ... Negar
Mohammad Aghebati Mohammad Aghebati ... Behrouz
Alma Sinai Alma Sinai ... Alma (as Almai Sinai)
Arian Naghshineh Arian Naghshineh ... Kian
Ava Naghshineh Ava Naghshineh ... Kimia
Aerik Jahangiri Aerik Jahangiri ... Robert
Farid Kossari Farid Kossari ... Nima
Kaveh Ehsani Kaveh Ehsani ... Sirooz
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Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun 'They' and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition. Over this crucial weekend while their parents are away, J's sister Lauren and her maybe/maybe-not Iranian partner Araz arrive to take care of 'They.' Written by Ruido do Vento

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Country:

USA | Qatar

Language:

English | Persian

Release Date:

15 May 2018 (Italy) See more »

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Il ou elle See more »

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Mass Ornament Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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They Don't Wanna Grow Up
14 April 2018 | by femfilmfansSee all my reviews

This film is an intimate portrait of a person - J or the eponymous "they" - who simply cannot decide if they want to become a man or a woman. They wish they could be a child forever. This indecision is a theme that director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh masterfully weaves into the entire story. Influenced by Robert Bresson's concept of ellipsis and fragmentation, the film is subtle but visually beautiful, just like the main character J, excellently played by Rhys Fehrenbacher. One learns about gender nonconformity and comes to the realization that gender perhaps really doesn't matter in the end as long as you have people who support you.


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