Gender Fest 2017 presents the sold out movie which was screened at Outview Film Festival 2015 and has won multiple awards and nominations in various film festivals around the world, such as Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Bergen International Film Festival and more.
A gritty story set in Stockholm, about the passionate love between self-abusive Sebastian who wants to be a woman, and easy-going Andreas, who is certainly not gay. When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time there is an instant feeling of belonging together. For Sebastian, gender norms are fluid and his determination to live as ‘Ellie’ grows stronger. Andreas, on the other hand, identifies as straight and is struggling to accept his attraction to another man.
Ester Martin Bergsmark has created an intimate, romantic and intense Stockholm love story which feels very current.