59th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Instructions for Survival

Expired April 1, 2021 4:00 AM
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Following the film, enjoy an interview with the filmmaker moderated by Out Night curator Sean Donovan.

Alexandre is a transgender person who has lived with his girlfriend Marie for more than seven years. Because of the mark “female” in his passport and his trans identity, Alexandre cannot find a job and has to lead a secret life. The violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity brings the couple to the decision to leave their homeland. To afford this exodus, Marie signs a contract to be a surrogate mother.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    72 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Note
    North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Filmmaker
    Yana Ugrekhelidze