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Year of Production 2021

I am Leo

English title: I am Leo
Original title: Weil ich Leo bin
Germany, 2021, 17 min.

Director: Tajo Hurrle
Production company:
Patrick Büchting
Cangerfilms
info@cangerfilms.com

Co-producers: Hochschule Darmstadt
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Wide meadows, romping in the woods and building cabins. Leo (12) spends the autumn holidays with big sister Noémie and cousin Emil on Grandma Marlies' farm. However when Leo is surprised by what Grandma Marlies calls big news, Leo faces an identity crisis.

Comments:
"I am Leo" immerses itself into the emotional world of a child who is on the way to discover their gender identity. A film about expectations that overwhelm, about thoughts that restrict and about the courage to find yourself.

Festivals:
Reelout Queer FF 2022
Vancouver International Women in FF 2022
Dresden - International Short FF 2022
BUFF 2022 (awarded)
Vancouver Queer FF 2021
Chicago International Children’s FF 2021