A PERFECTLY NORMAL FAMILY
2020 | Dir Malou Reymann | 97min | Denmark
When Emma’s father Thomas (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) says he wants to live the rest of his life as a woman, Emma (Kaya Toft Loholt) is thrown off kilter. Thomas makes a rapid transition into Agnete: a woman in stylish dresses who suddenly has no more interest in football.
As first-time feature maker, Malou Reymann herself grew up with a father who transitioned, she knows first-hand how children can experience such a complex change. Danish with English subtitles.
“The directness and honesty of the storytelling is really affecting in places; and Loholt is so natural and touching as Emma. There’s a scene in which she sings a song at her sister’s confirmation that brought me to tears with its sheer loveliness” – Cath Clarke in The Guardian.
Film run ends on 22 November 2020