COLORS OF TOBI
directed by Alexa Bakony
Eva, a protective mother of a transgender teenager has mixed feelings as her child, Tobias struggles not only with his gender identity but also with who he is as a person. An emotional, years-long journey about releasing, accepting - and finding yourself.
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.
LGBTQ 4K - 2021 - HUNGARY - 81min
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Hungarian
PRODUCED BY Filmfrabiq
Born in 1992, Alexa Bakony (she/her) graduated studied documentary filmmaking at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SZFE). Her main focus is on human relations. Her first feature-length documentary ‘Colors of Tobi’ is supported by the Sundance Institute and the National Film Institute Hungary.